Here are four takeaways from McCabe on why U.S. hoteliers should pay attention to Chinese travelers and how to better understand their shopping habits, which includes shopping for travel: 1. Retail in China is driven by e-commerce, not bricks-and-mortar stores China historically had a weak retail environment because of the lack of space, McCabe pointed out. “In China, there’s about 6 inches of retail space per person,” he said. “In the U.S. it’s 24 square feet per person. That’s ripe for e-commerce.” Because so much shopping is done online, China has developed not only a robust logistics network, McCabe said, but also a strong and secure online payments network as well, which enables fast and secure online transactions - vital when booking travel. Get the full story at HNN Read also "Chinese travellers more demanding" at TTR Weekly