Greece and China have agreed to almost double the number of flights connecting the two countries. Now there will be 35 flights instead of 14.
In news from Ctrip, China’s largest travel agency, tourist flows from China to Russia increased by 150 percent in January-July compared to the corresponding period last year.
Chinese tourists are now the biggest spending Asian tourists, spending an average of $874 per person on shopping whilst overseas, according to the latest figures from TravelZoo Inc.
It’s one of the world’s most secretive countries to be sure, but that fact isn’t stopping North Korea’s tourism chiefs from stepping up efforts to attract more visitors to the country – so long as they come from China.
As Western Europe struggles under the weight of its debt and the Arab Spring continues to rumble on to an uncertain future, travel groups are turning to Eastern Europe and the Far East as they look to bring some cheer into 2012.