The world’s biggest outbound travel market – CHINA – recognises there’s a new ‘way to stay’  when travelling in the UK …. serviced apartments

  • China is now largest overseas market for many serviced apartment operators in the UK
  • Serviced apartment sector is booming right across the UK
  • 18% increase in future pipeline – 3,803 new serviced apartments across 47 properties expected to open by 2020

‘China Daily’, the leading English-language newspaper in China (daily circulation 500,000 in 150 countries/regions), ) ran a special report on 23 October ’17 about the phenomenal growth in Chinese visitors to the UK using serviced apartments as their accommodation of choice, offering the true home-from-home experience and the flexibility in cooking for themselves.

VisitBritain – the national tourist board –  reported earlier this month that inbound visitors from China to the UK had grown 47% in the first 6 months of 2017 with expenditure similarly up at 54% year on year.

ASAP’s members have seen an upturn in Chinese guests, including The Knight Residence by Mansley Apartments where Chinese visitors are up 18% year on year and now their single biggest overseas market for the first time. Six of ASAP’s members are currently members of the CHINA Ready welcome charter – Go Native, Marlin Apartments, Premier Suites, The Apartment Network and The Knight Residence in Edinburgh and Week2Week in Newcastle.

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