– Chinese tourists in Cairns

On attracting Asian tourists to Oz

Brian Hennessy. An Australian in China. 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 works hard to attract tourists from mainland China, perhaps it might be time to pause for a moment and reflect on what we don’t know as well as what we do know about Chinese tourism in Australia.       Chinese tourists in Cairns: […]

Traditional Chinese values

Brian Hennessy. An Australian in China. 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 values ______________________________________________________________ […]

On Chinese tourists in Cairns 2013

Brian Hennessy & Yirong Li. 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 might be wise […]

What do Chinese tourists want?

Brian Hennessy & Yirong Li. 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 are travelling the world. Communism is […]

Chinese tourism in Cairns 2011

Brian Hennessy. An Australian in China. 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 […]


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