More luxury venues in Portugal get certified

by Welcome Chinese

categories Certification Destinations Europe Portugal

tags china Europe jewelry Joalharia do Carmo Lisbon Maria João Bahia NOL Jewellers Portugal tourism tourists travel Welcome Chinese 


Three prestigious jewelry stores in Lisbon, namely NOL Jewellers, Maria João Bahia Jewelry and Joalharia do Carmo, are the latest entries among the shopping venues certified by Welcome Chinese.

From its location at the westernmost edge of Europe, Portugal can go unseen against the background of the never-ending boom of Chinese outbound tourism. Nevertheless, Lisbon is experiencing an impressive surge of arrivals from the Asian country. The Portugal Tourism Authority registered only 74,000 Chinese visitors in 2012, but the number jumped to 170,600 by August 2016, with most of the travelers (122,300) sojourning in 4 and 5-star hotels. The average stay is slightly less than two nights (1,76), but at 5-star hotels it is longer. The launch of the first direct flight between Lisbon and Beijing is scheduled for June 2017.

Given this strong upward trend, it doesn’t come as a surprise that luxury stores in Portugal are applying for the Welcome Chinese Certification, the only one that paves the way to direct representation in China, with the decisive support of the China Tourism Academy (CTA).

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Commented by Bill Frankish, 29.08.2017

We at the Candlewood Suites Calgary Airport North, closely located to the Calgary airport YYC, have been certified by the China Tourism Academy as having reached the JADE STANDARD of "Welcome Chinese" Certification. As such we greet each guest with a special Welcome envelope with Chinese information on our extended stay hotel. Guests receive slippers, tea, and have access to kettles and rice cookers at no charge. Some items are available in our little convenience store called The Cupboard, and there is a Chinese Super Market about 2 kilometers away which has a full selection of food items, commonly found in China, including live fish. Also at the same shopping area, an authentic Chinese Restaurant called The T. Pot , China Bistro From our location we have easy access to main highways to take you to Banff National Park, or the Royal Tyrrell Museum, an excellent Dinosaur museum. Candlewood Suites is an excellent location with cooking facilities which provides a great home base as you travel to various attractions in the area.