The Boston Globe quoted Hahvahd founder Dan Andrew in a recent article highlighting concerns about how US trade policy is affecting Chinese tourism in our city. Dan, who formed our tour and academic experience company back in 2006 added his thoughts along with other Boston business owners, such as Bob Schwartz from Boston Duck Tours, a Hahvahd Tour partner! Check out our excerpt of the Boston Globe with our Hahvahd founder below, or read the full article here!
Daniel Andrew, the chief executive of Trademark Tours — which offers student-led tours of Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Boston, as well as college campus summer programs that are popular with Chinese students — said in an e-mail that the company is “seeing a slowdown in Chinese visits.”
Andrew estimated that Chinese tourists account for 5 percent of the company’s customers, but 15 percent of its revenue.
Andrew didn’t say how much business Trademark Tours has lost, but offered that the decline was “likely due to the political tensions between the two countries.”
“America still has great appeal to the Chinese visitor,” he said, “but the so-called trade war is making our marketing efforts in China more difficult than in previous years.”Reyes, Max. “Will the trade war cut the number of tourists from China? The tourism industry is wary.” The Boston Globe