Chinese outbound patterns determined by more than the economyNews / Distribution | TechnologyBy Sponsored Content | September 12, 2016Share This article was originally published on Mobile payment, visas, in-flight wifi and tier three cities are among the many and various factors driving changes in the outbound market from China, according to senior figures from some of the world's best known online travel brands.A high profile panel appeared on stage at TravelDaily's recent conference in Shanghai to discuss "the future of China's outbound travel amid economic slowdown".The widely-reported slowdown in China's economy over the past year or so was discussed in the context of a report from travel research group COTRI which noted that "the growth in total Chinese outbound journeys has slowed to single digit year-on-year figures, where double-digit results had previously been the norm."COTRI however also found that patterns were changing - Q2 2016 was the first period when "more journeys are being made to destinations beyond Greater China (53.3% of the total) than within the Greater China region (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)."The panel comprised: Oliver Hua, Booking.com’s managing director of Asia PacificLeo Lin, chief of staff of TripAdvisor ChinaAdam Li, vice president of China for Emirates AirlineBrian Chien, Amadeus’ general manager of ChinaZhaohui Li, director of the German National Tourist Board's Beijing office. The session was moderated by Gene Quinn, CEO and co-founder of Tnooz.Nicole Sy from China Travel News reported on the session in detail. Click here to read the article in full.NB1: The 2016 China Airline Distribution Conference, hosted by TravelDaily, is taking place in Shanghai on October 25-26. Guests will discuss how airlines can provide personalized services to travelers at each touchpoint of their travel journey, to maximize revenue potential.Click here to register.NB2: This promotion for ChinaTravelNews appears here as part of Tnooz’s sponsored content initiative.