U.S. cities woo Chinese travelers with creature comforts

Society & Culture

Top society and culture news for April 3, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "Real estate speculators rush to site of planned new city."

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Chinese tourists “already spend more in the U.S. than other international visitors” and their number continues to grow, according to the Associated Press. Hotels and city tourism organizations have taken note and are launching “campaigns aimed at getting their member hotels, restaurants and tourism companies to better incorporate Chinese language and customs into their offerings.”

At the Sheraton Boston, amenities include “slippers, robes, instant noodles, an electric kettle and green tea.” Other hotels provide Chinese-language television and newspapers and Chinese dishes on room service and restaurant menus, and allow customers to use WeChat to book and pay for hotel rooms.