Chinese tourists to pitch $30M shopping spree in NYC


china
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Chinese tourists to pitch $30M shopping spree in NYC

By Zuo Likun (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-02-11 11:46



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:doZoom(16)" target="_blank">Large :doZoom(14)" target="_blank">Medium :doZoom(12)" target="_blank">Small More than 1,000 Chinese tourists will descend on New York City on a shopping spree expected to hit US$30 million around the Spring Festival, the Global Times citing an American newspaper reported Thursday.
The tourist groups are said to be the largest the Big Apple has ever seen, the Los Angeles-based Chinese-language newspaper World Journal said.
The visitors, all departing from Shanghai, will scatter along the east coast, from Washington to Miami with an itinerary laced with stops at brand shops, before swarming back to NYC on February 16 for a mass party.
The tour events are deemed to impress the Americans about their Chinese counterparts' shopping vim, said the Nantong-based travel agent Sun Island Travel Service, one of the organizers.
George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company, the metropolis’ tourism promotion agent, said NYC harbors the largest Chinese population in America and the upcoming Chinese tourists are warmly welcomed to join the city’s annual Chinatown ceremonies, featuring lunar New Year parade, firecracker as well as a dumpling workshop this year.
 
bill barilko
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This hardly makes sense given that most of the goods they're supposed to be buying are Made in China.

Anyone else smell a rat/media flack/bee ess artist @ work?
 
china
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bill barilko
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This hardly makes sense given that most of the goods they're supposed to be buying are Made in China.
Anyone else smell a rat/media flack/bee ess artist @ work?

Ok . I,m not surprised that you and the rest of the people (wherever you live ) think that Chinese have no money .Well you can go to China and look/ask around ,or better yet go to Las Vegas go to any new Casino, find the $1000/$10,000 Black Jack tables ( don,t tell anyone where you are from ,they might not let you stay there )and then you will see the Chinese and their money ,no bull****@play.
Last edited by china; Feb 14th, 2010 at 08:57 AM..
 
china
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have you gone yet?
 
Francis2004
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Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

bill barilko
Ok . I,m not surprised that you and the rest of the people (wherever you live ) think that Chinese have no money .Well you can go to China and look/ask around ,or better yet go to Las Vegas go to any new Casino, find the $1000/$10,000 Black Jack tables ( don,t tell anyone where you are from ,they might not let you stay there )and then you will see the Chinese and their money ,no bull****@play.

From the post bill stated I got more that he meant why would the Chinese spend all that money they have one Chinese Products when they could be buying stuff made elsewhere they cannot get at home? Perhaps it was a logistically planned move...

When I go elsewhere I do not spend ANY of my money on Canadian Maple Syrup to impress anyone.. I buy local stuff and other products I could never buy here locally..
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

bill barilkoOk . I,m not surprised that you and the rest of the people (wherever you live ) think that Chinese have no money .Well you can go to China and look/ask around .......

I don't have to do that-I live in Vancouver.

Quote: Originally Posted by Francis2004 View Post

From the post bill stated I got more that he meant why would the Chinese spend all that money they have one Chinese Products when they could be buying stuff made elsewhere they cannot get at home? Perhaps it was a logistically planned move....

That's right it's a load of hype from US American retailers desperate to build some interest in their operations, to let people know that 'everything is normal' and 'the world is beating a path to our doors'.
 
china
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To the ones above,

So what you are saying is that in New York- Chinese can only buy Chinese product , a Chinese hospitality and Chinese entertainment ,right?
I understand the maple syrup and Canada comparison that's all there is ; but man , have you ever bin to New York ? have you spend money in New York (did you have any money to spend ) ? have you bin entertained all night long in New York ? Have you had a breakfast before you went to bad but couldn't fall asleep (even though you were so tired) 'cause you were longing for more excitement ?
I think that the Chinese tourists will have fun in New York ,it is a cosmopolitan city where you can have fun and you can buy merchandise and different staff from all over the world .That includes a Canadian maple syrup and a Canadian bacon yeah

bill barilko

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That's right it's a load of hype from US American retailers desperate to build some interest in their operations, to let people know that 'everything is normal' and 'the world is beating a path to our doors'.

Man you are plain sick.
 
china
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Francis2004


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When I go elsewhere I do not spend ANY of my money on Canadian Maple Syrup to impress anyone.

You use OPM ? taste better ?

When I,m in Europe ,Canada ,US , China ,Australia and I wont to have a drink with my Polish or foreign friends ,I buy Polish vodka "Wyborowa ; not to impress any one mind you ,but because I LIKE IT .And you know what ?.....I use my own money to buy it .
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Johnnny
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china you smoking crack?
 
china
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china you smoking crack?

No Johnnny ,I don't do things like that .

Do you ? -curious why you ask.
 
Francis2004
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Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

Francis2004


You use OPM ? taste better ?

When I,m in Europe ,Canada ,US , China ,Australia and I wont to have a drink with my Polish or foreign friends ,I buy Polish vodka "Wyborowa ; not to impress any one mind you ,but because I LIKE IT .And you know what ?.....I use my own money to buy it .

Sorry no clue what you mean by OPM ? And I don't drink alcohol, so strike two I guess..

I think the point was more why would Chinese Residents on holiday travel buy products made in China at that rate available at home when they could better spend money on stuff they cannot purchase.. OK I can see buying Duty free, but this is way past that level..

If you have been to Vancouver, BC you know well you see them spending a lot of money in Casino's and stores on stuff not Chinese. Not those visiting at least..

In any case I am not arguing with you.. Just understood the point bill was making.. It does seem odd to the point of making a statement..
 
cdn_bc_ca
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

This hardly makes sense given that most of the goods they're supposed to be buying are Made in China.

Anyone else smell a rat/media flack/bee ess artist @ work?

I think what you don't know is that even though the goods are made in China, you cannot buy them IN China... Like the fridge magnets of the statue of liberty... made in China, but you will not be able to find them anywhere there... well, maybe in the black market or damaged goods.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by cdn_bc_ca View Post

I think what you don't know is that even though the goods are made in China, you cannot buy them IN China... Like the fridge magnets of the statue of liberty... made in China, but you will not be able to find them anywhere there... well, maybe in the black market or damaged goods.

You don't know me thus the confusion on your part-I'm very well travelled.

Luxury goods are always available for a price-the idea that luxury starved high rollers from China-or anywhere else-are lining up to throw down large in the USA is laughable.

Japan is the place for Asians to buy luxury goods not the USA, although it is true that Japanese prices are on the high side why that would matter to these mythical big shots is a mystery.
 
china
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Quoting china Francis2004
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You use OPM ? taste better ?

When I,m in Europe ,Canada ,US , China ,Australia and I wont to have a drink with my Polish or foreign friends ,I buy Polish vodka "Wyborowa ; not to impress any one mind you ,but because I LIKE IT .And you know what ?.....I use my own money to buy it .
Sorry no clue what you mean by OPM ? And I don't drink alcohol, so strike two I guess..

I think the point was more why would Chinese Residents on holiday travel buy products made in China at that rate available at home when they could better spend money on stuff they cannot purchase.. OK I can see buying Duty free, but this is way past that level..

If you have been to Vancouver, BC you know well you see them spending a lot of money in Casino's and stores on stuff not Chinese. Not those visiting at least..

In any case I am not arguing with you.. Just understood the point bill was making.. It does seem odd to the point of making a statement..

HI Francis 2004,

What is OPM...?Among other things it stands for -"Other Peoples Money".
In business few things would 'get off the ground' without the OPM. What are the main sources of OPM ?..banks , rich relatives , friends and so on .
When I have read your statement :"When I go elsewhere I do not spend ANY of my money on ".....I couldn't help asking if you use OPM; obviously it tastes better .
Just a joke Francis ; have a nice day.
 
china
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cdn_bc_ca

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I think what you don't know is that even though the goods are made in China, you cannot buy them IN China..

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Good observation cdn_bc_ca, though in many cities you will find centers where you can purchase products manufactured in China ,usually shoes and clothing , for export .The're mostly visited by forners who can't find their large sizes in regular stores .

 
Francis2004
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Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

Quoting china Francis2004
HI Francis 2004,

What is OPM...?Among other things it stands for -"Other Peoples Money".
In business few things would 'get off the ground' without the OPM. What are the main sources of OPM ?..banks , rich relatives , friends and so on .
When I have read your statement :"When I go elsewhere I do not spend ANY of my money on ".....I couldn't help asking if you use OPM; obviously it tastes better .
Just a joke Francis ; have a nice day.

I see..

No problem..

As far as using other peoples money., it's never as sweet as your own.. You tried to change my words in my responded by removing the end by what I meant. Not nice

To your statement implying that we here have no concept that people in China have accumulated savings ( personal wealth ) to spend on themselves.. Bill and I both living in Vancouver, should know this is farthest from the truth.. Money from both mainland China and Hong Kong has made this place be known as Hongcouver ( play on words ) for a reason.. Money flows like water in the mighty Fraser River at local Casino's here and in stores locally from Chinese visitors and not for craps either.

I also have many Asian friend and business contacts from both parts of China, as well as most other Asian countries, that I discuss many open subjects with.

their views on business and how to conduct it is quite interesting.. It goes from one side of the scale to another, but that's expected.. People are people after all..

Cheers..
 
china
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As far as using other peoples money., it's never as sweet as your own.. You tried to change my words in my responded by removing the end by what I meant. Not nice

Whatever Francis .
 
chinaelitefocus
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According to China Elite Focus, the world's leading marketing agency targeting rich Chinese tourists, 20 Million affluent Chinese "would consider" coming to NYC for shopping, if they could easily have a visa for the United States. There is a hard work to do for all luxury flagship stores in NYC to allure wealthy Chinese people. It starts often by a good marketing strategy in China, before tourists leave China !
 
china
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chinaelitefocus

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According to China Elite Focus, the world's leading marketing agency targeting rich Chinese tourists, 20 Million affluent Chinese "would consider" coming to NYC for shopping, if they could easily have a visa for the United States. There is a hard work to do for all luxury flagship stores in NYC to allure wealthy Chinese people. It starts often by a good marketing strategy in China, before tourists leave China !

well put
 

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