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This is a short follow up to an earlier article, learning E-com from China:
In that China story we talked about Fortnum and Mason who see the China E-com market as an opportunity not just to reach their hitherto lucrative Chinese tourist market, but also learn a few pointers around on line marketing as well.
The article included a link to a video where their CEO, Tom Athron expands on his interest in “Glamping” (a mix of glamour and camping) in China. The link then went on to feature Fortnum and Mason. If you missed that story, you can catch it below:
However, neither Alibaba nor we expanded very much about #Glamping. A fact a few of our readers have pointed out to us. Sorry about that guys. Today’s article tries to address that oversight. We’ve included a few extracts from a fairly substantive article – again, courtesy of Alibaba as a quick overview.
A patch of lawn is the hottest destination in China at the moment as travellers swap foreign skylines for short camping trips to the local park during the pandemic.
Before the pandemic, many people used the public holiday between May 1 and May 4 to travel outside the country.
you’ll be hard-pressed to find any of the ragged tents, strung up tarps or battered pots and pans that festoon campsites in North America and Europe.
Chinese consumers are treading a more luxurious path with glamping – also known as glamor camping.
Urban and rural green spaces are transformed into high-end camping experiences with chaise lounges, carpets, barbecues and fireworks – all preserved in posed photos for social media, of course.
Ok, so now you have a basic idea of camping Chinese style, or Glamping as it is colloquially known. Maybe this idea will spread to Europe? Maybe not. We’d love to read your thoughts on that~
For those of you in the luxury end of business in China, we do recommend you read the Alibaba article in full for deeper insight into just what exactly is driving your Chinese luxury consumer.
Chinese Tourists Seek Out Shade During Heatwaves
Keeping with Alibaba, camping (sort of) and travel we read that Chinese tourists are flocking to the countryside to keep cool during recent heat waves. Tourists are visiting the cooler far north (Jilin province near Russia) and the mountainous Guizhou province – a beautiful place according to TheBic.
Also popular are night cruises, evening tours and night markets. If you ever have the opportunity to visit a Chinese night market, we strongly suggest you take it. Shopping by fairy lights with the tantalising aroma of freshly cooked food hanging on the still, warm night air, the camaraderie is an amazing experience.
You may also find this story from Caixin interesting.
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