1.6 billion

domestic tourism trips per year


Improved transport networks have boosted this figure up from 695 million in 1998.
21%

surge in tourist arrivals in Vietnam


Figures reached as high as 1.04 million in July 2017.
  • In a bid to attract 20 million tourists for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,  the government is planning to upgrade airports and seaports, as well as improve access to national parks and cultural attractions.
  • With strong GDP growth and rising domestic disposable income, Chinese tourists have been identified as a “hot commodity” by international tourism boards.
  • Vietnam relies a lot on their tourists for economic stability, while the rest of the world is suffering from the economic downturn, the Vietnamese economy and tourist industry continue to flourish at an impressive pace.
  • China is the third most visited country in the world. The number of overseas tourists was 55.98 million in 2010. Foreign exchange income was $45.8 billion, the world’s fourth largest in 2010.

Recently, CRCC Asia interns have been involved in the following projects:

Data Collection

Researching and generating opportunities for partnerships in the travel sector by collecting data on relevant foreign travel companies and arranging meetings.

Marketing

Creating a marketing blog and newsletter resource on travel events and activities in China, adding content and tracking its effectiveness.

Business Development

Assisting with business development for a travel company in English-speaking countries, including US, UK and Australia.

Sample Company

Specialism: 

Travel Agency & Event Management

The company is the largest travel company in China and is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. They deal in domestic and international travel as well as conferences, exhibitions, and high tech development.

CRCC Asia interns will work for the company’s China travel depot which is the biggest flight ticket provider in China.  They were established in 1997 and now have over 25 offices throughout China.

Yvonne Wilkie

Tourism & Travel


University of Aberdeen

Lucie Brown

Tourism & Travel


Durham University

Andrew Waters

Tourism & Travel


University of North Carolina

Erica Fabrizio

Tourism & Travel


Università La Sapienza di Roma

  • Fiona Cheng

    Interning through CRCC was one of the best decisions for me - I was able to improve my Chinese language skills, I made great friends and I have since leveraged this international experience to secure a role in my area of interest...

    Fiona Cheng
    Law, Shanghai
  • Félim Ó Maolmhána

    I would strongly advise anyone considering a CRCC Asia programme to just apply because that is what I did and it was one of the best decisions I made. In Irish we say, "De réir a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin" which loosely translates to "As time passes, castles are built". Time in China flew in and it changed me for the better...

    Félim Ó Maolmhána
    Law, Shenzhen
  • Daniel Pilipczyk

    I chose to do an internship with CRCC Asia as a free elective through my university and I have not been disappointed. If you want to experience a new city in a foreign culture half way around the world and gain some industry relevant skills along the way, then this is the internship for you...

    Daniel Pilipczyk
    Internship Program, Beijing
  • Navin Dhillon

    I was able to immerse myself in a completely different culture, visit exquisite surroundings, and the chance to experience life working for a Chinese law firm was invaluable and will stand me in great stead for my future career...

    Navin Dhillon
    Law, Shenzhen
  • Ryan Moley

    When looking back at my two month internship, it is an experience I will value for the rest of my life. I would highly recommend anyone at university or who has graduated to apply. Experiences like these are valuable and hard to come by...

    Ryan Moley
    Marketing, Generation UK China Programme, Beijing
  • Isabelle Dicks

    For anyone considering an internship with CRCC Asia, I cannot recommend the service enough. You will enhance your CV in ways unimaginable, whilst simultaneously embarking on one of the best experiences of your life...

    Isabelle Dicks
    Green Tech, Beijing, University of Edinburgh
  • Herman Inthuvarman

    I was left inspired by culture, motivated by work and addicted to travelling. The CRCC Asia China Program has given me a positive impact on my professional and personal development...

    Herman Inthuvarman
    Green Tech, Shanghai, University of Derby
  • Andrew Reeves

    The programme has given me lifelong experience, new friends and quality work experience to add to my CV - this will set me apart from my university cohort...

    Andrew Reeves
    Finance, Generation UK China Programme, Shanghai
  • Christine Lisowski

    After searching high and low for the perfect opportunity, I stumbled upon CRCC Asia; I am glad I did! The 2-month language and internship program in Beijing was one of the best experiences I've had! ...  Find out more

    Christine Lisowski
    Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • Eleanor Wolverson

    The scholarship seemed a perfect way to combine learning new skills and adventure. Many companies look favourably on internships, and the fact that I undertook an internship in China shows that I have a global outlook ...  Find out more

    Eleanor Wolverson
    Business, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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