- Chinese tourists in Cairns

Chinese New Year 2016: in Cairns

Brian Hennessy and Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. February, 2016 Chinese New Year: in Cairns Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is known locally, is China's longest and most important festival. In 2016 it will commence on the 8th February and will continue for 15 days. According to the Chinese zodiac, this year’s [...]

In Cairns: Mandarin or Cantonese?

Yirong Li and Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. February, 2015. Any effort we make to understand and appreciate mainland Chinese language and culture will be rewarded by word of mouth recommendations to visit Cairns. China has the largest internet grapevine in the world: satisfied customers will provide more free advertising than we could ever dream of [...]

On attracting Asian tourists to Oz

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. 2014   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 prominent Australians who have worried for years that [...]

Chinese tourists: knowing the unknowns

Brian Hennessy and Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. March, 2014 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 a moment and reflect on what we don't know as [...]

Traditional Chinese values

Brian Hennessy and Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. January, 2014 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 addressed briefly below.    Understanding traditional Chinese [...]

On Chinese tourists in Cairns 2013

Brian Hennessy & Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. Cairns Post. August, 2013 Although ASIA is a culturally, economically, and politically diverse part of the world, China is unique. Regional areas within China are also different from each other. If we aim to provide a high standard of service delivery to Chinese visitors to Cairns, it [...]

What do Chinese tourists want?

Brian Hennessy & Yirong Li. China Australia Consult. Published in the Cairns Post. March 2013 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. Now they [...]

Chinese tourism in Cairns 2011

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. Business Week Opinion. Cairns Post. June, 2011 I have recently returned to Cairns from Chongqing, China, where I have been living and working for the last eight years. This giant metropolis of 6.5 million residents straddles the Yangtze River upstream from the Three Gorges Dam. It lies in the heart [...]


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