Weekly Digest

01
International shoppers drive luxury goods spending in London

As Christmas fast approaches and the season's gift-shopping period begins to warm up, it looks like, despite a slight drop in overall retail spend, international visitors are still splashing out on luxury brands in the UK capital.

02
Swipe,Tap, or Scan: Making In-store Spending Hassle-Free for Chinese Tourists

Retail stores are preparing for holiday traffic again, and the shopping needs of Chinese travelers have become more of a priority than ever.

03
Euro zone retail sales up slightly more than expected with online push

Euro zone sales rose by slightly more than expected in October, but September data were revised downwards, with online sales providing another push to figures offering a mixed picture as overall economic growth slows.

04
Europe Looks to Visa Process to Increase Chinese Tourism

Destinations around the world covet China’s enormous outbound travel market, but when the mobility of those tourists is thwarted, so too are potential travel earnings.