- Chinese tourists: in Australia

Cultural diversity & common language

Brian Hennessy and Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. In Cairns, Australia and Chongqing, China. February 14, 2015 On cultural diversity and common language in China It would be fair to say that most Australians assume that Cantonese is the language spoken in mainland China. This is not surprising because their exposure to things Chinese has [...]

In Cairns: Mandarin or Cantonese?

Brian Hennessy and Yirong Li. In Cairns and Chongqing. February, 2015. In Cairns: Mandarin or Cantonese? The case for Mandarin Being intellectually prepared for an increase in visitors to Cairns from mainland China is almost as important as being organisationally ready. Why do we say this? If we hope to offer a best-practice service in [...]

Chinese New Year in Cairns

Brian Hennessy and Yirong Li. In Cairns and Chongqing. February, 2015.   Chinese New Year in Cairns Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is known in China, is China’s longest and most important festival. Celebrations run from the last day of the last month of the Chinese lunar calendar, Guo nian (Chinese New Year’s [...]

On attracting Asian tourists to Oz

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. In Cairns and Chongqing.   Attracting Asian tourists to Australia David Scowsill, President and CEO of The World Travel & Tourism Council has urged the Australian Government to extend e-visas to high spending Asian travellers following a disappointing year for Travel and Tourism. This observation aligns with comments made by [...]

Chinese tourists in Cairns: unknowns

Brian Hennessy and Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. March 17, 2014      On Chinese tourists in Cairns: knowing the unknowns Although Cairns is working hard to attract tourists from mainland China, and although the Chinese owned Aquis project promises to boost the local economy and international tourism, perhaps it might be time to pause for [...]

China-Australia: changing relationship

Brian Hennessy & Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. In Cairns & Chongqing. China-Australia: changing relationship The relationship between China and Australia is changing. Whereas it was once dependent on our exports of commodities such as coal, gas, and iron ore; services such as education, finance, and tourism are now contributing more to the relationship. Tourism is [...]

Cairns & China relationship

Brian Hennessy and Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. January, 2014 Building the relationship: understanding traditional Chinese values In order to appreciate this ancient civilisation, we should understand a few of the traditional values which underpin it. They have endured for millennia and form the bedrock of Chinese society today. A few of these values are [...]

China & Oz: building the relationship

Brian Hennessy & Yirong Li. Cairns and Chongqing. September 13, 2013 China-Australia: building the relationship China has always been a source of fascination and mystery. In fact, China is a civilisation rather than a country. Its unique cultural and social values have evolved over a period of 5000 years. This makes it the oldest continuous [...]

Chinese tourists in Cairns

Brian Hennessy & Yirong Li. Cairns Post. August 7, 2013 Chinese tourists in Cairns ASIA is a culturally, economically, and politically diverse part of the world. It includes rich developed nations such as Japan and South Korea, powerful developing nations such as China, and poor nations such as Myanmar and Vietnam. Many countries have democratic [...]

What do Chinese tourists want?

Brian Hennessy & Yirong Li. Published in the Cairns Post. March 2013 What do Chinese tourists want? Most Chinese tourists who visit Australia will be ordinary people who in one generation have made a giant leap from poverty to a middle-class lifestyle. Not so long ago, their main focus was on surviving in a tough, isolated environment. [...]

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