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It's Your Business: Welcoming China to Ithaca

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Name: It's Your Business: Welcoming China to Ithaca
Date: May 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
How can your business and our community be more inclusive of Chinese travelers? What is necessary to assure a non-English speaking visitor from China feels more comfortable at your location?

How can you better prepare for Chinese travelers? What is UnionPay and how can you incorporate it to support travelers and tourists?

These questions and more will be answered at It's Your Business: Welcoming China to Ithaca, a program specifically designed to better prepare Tompkins County to engage with, and welcome, Chinese travelers. 

There are more than 9,000 students from China and other Asian countries enrolled at our local university and colleges. Many reside here for four to seven years and will encourage their family and friends to visit them. 

The average Chinese visitor spends more than $15,000 in the US over a 2-week period! They are looking for authentic experiences, interesting shopping, and getting to know people here. Almost every Chinese tourist visiting the US carries UnionPay cards, which are credit cards that can be processed through the Discover network and several others. 

Is your business and our community welcoming and ready for these visitors?

Learn more about the growing Chinese travel industry, the visitors who come to, and reside in, our community, and the opportunities to engage with these visitors.

Presentations from:

Boyd Group International
China Ni Hao
I Love NY

Sponsored by:
Warren Real Estate
With support from:
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, Visit Ithaca, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport & the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

Kindly RSVP by May 1, 2018
Hospitality, Retail, Housing, Healthcare, Education & Tourism Industries are encouraged to attend.

Event Sponsors:
  • Warren Real Estate of Ithaca
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
  • Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Emerson Suites at Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, May 9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Contact Information:
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
$25 Chamber Members
$30 Non-members
Cost includes lunch and coffee/tea breaks
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