Elizabeth Carey presents at Focus on Asia Workshop
Attract China’s VP of Marketing, Elizabeth Carey, presented today at the Focus On Asia Workshop held by The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) on February 26 at the Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston. Elizabeth Carey shared industry insights on the China outbound travel market, and was a part of a panel discussion with Bowen Gao, Steve Gent, and Yvette Fang after the presentation.
China is the world’s fastest-growing major economy, and in late 2014, the nation has surpassed the US to become the world’s largest economy. Increases in disposable income and a strong currency have contributed to soaring Chinese tourism to markets worldwide. China was 5 years ahead of forecast, delivering over 100 million travelers worldwide. In travel to the US, China has grown 23% over last year to 1.81 million visitors. In 2014, visas from China to the US were extended from 1 to 10 years which will inspire more travel from all travel segments.
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About Elizabeth Carey
Elizabeth Carey has been in the travel and tourism industry for over 25 years. Through her career, she was the Franchise Owner and Publisher of WHERE Magazine Boston, bringing the WHERE brand to the #1 position, leading the pack of visitor publications in the region and throughout the country. Elizabeth established the Greater Boston Concierge Association, worked with city and state officials to provide custom publications, and has been continually recognized as a valuable leader in the industry. Before joining Attract China, Elizabeth was stationed in Hawaii, bringing the WHERE brand to the islands, where she successfully launched WHERE Oahu and WHERE Maui. Now back in Boston, Ms. Carey is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Attract China, leveraging her vast experience in the tourism marketing industry.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination. An integral part of the state’s economy, tourism generates $1.2 billion in state and local taxes and $18.5 billion in travel related expenditures, supporting 129,400 in-state jobs.