WeChat unveils CityExperience for Chinese travelers overseas
Dubai, London and Sydney are pioneer destinations to offer Chinese tourists local travel tips and experiences.
WeChat today showcased its CityExperience Mini Program in partnership with Tourism Australia, VisitBritain and Dubai Tourism, aiming to enhance the overseas travel experience of WeChat users, while offering an interactive platform for the global tourism industry to better connect with Chinese travellers.
The number of Chinese outbound tourists is expected to double from 2016 to 20221, representing significant opportunities for the global travel industry. WeChat CityExperience is an effective platform for tourism boards, local attractions and merchants to address the growth and demands of travellers from China, leveraging the WeChat ecosystem.
The tourism boards of Dubai, London and Sydney developed digital guide maps via WeChat CityExperience Mini Program to help Chinese outbound tourists navigate the cities and learn about their cultures and histories from official sources of information, all from the convenience of a smartphone and the WeChat app. The programs were presented at the 'WeChat Mini Program CityExperience Showcase' event in Shanghai.
Apart from informative text and maps, travellers can also explore different attractions, shops and restaurants through photos and audio guides, making it a truly immersive experience. CityExperience is also useful for itinerary planning, with suggested durations for each attraction, useful information such as addresses, contact numbers and sample itineraries. Whether they wish to take a stroll at the British Museum, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a breathtaking view, go on adrenaline-packed rides at the latest Dubai Parks and Resorts or simply enjoy a great meal, WeChat CityExperience is the perfect tool for Chinese travellers.
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