Michael Ward

Harrods Managing Director Michael Ward on Why China’s Official Anti-Gifting Mindset is a ‘Good Thing’ for Luxury

In an exclusive interview, Harrods' managing director talks about how the stock market slump and vis...
The UK's new partnership with Belgium finally allows Schengen zone visa applicants to visit the UK without a separate visa. (Shutterstock)

UK’s Schengen Visa Breakthrough Raises Retailers’ Hopes for Chinese Tourist Access

A new UK partnership with Belgium to allow Chinese travelers to apply for joint visas is a welcome d...
London hopes to attract more Chinese tourist revenue. (Shutterstock)

Is Britain Taking Full Advantage of China’s Tourism Boom?

In order to benefit from Chinese consumers' love for British brands, there are several best practice...
Prince William speaks at the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai. (Xinhua)

Prince William Boosts ‘Brand Britain’ in China

While on his historic China trip, the Duke of Cambridge served as a spokesperson for his homeland (a...
An ad for G+H posted on the brand's Weibo. (Courtesy Photo)

Savile Row Savior: Gieves & Hawkes Plots Epic Comeback with Help from Hong Kong Retail Group

The troubled Savile Row suit maker with over 200 years of history begins to turn around falling prof...
The Lobby Lounge at London's Corinthia Hotel. (Courtesy Photo)

Eye on London: Hospitality’s New Guard Looks to China

With a growing interest in experiential luxury, global Chinese travelers raise their expectations fo...
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