Boston Magazine Publishes Spring 2016 Chinese Edition
Fun fact: Millennium Tower, downtown’s tallest skyscraper, will have no 44th floor. Neither will One Dalton, which will also skip the fourth floor. Why? Well, while Westerners like to hop past 13, it’s the number four that many people from Asia like to avoid—in Chinese, the numeral sounds similar to the word for “death.”
The decisions demonstrate the influence that Chinese tourism has had on local business. According to Attract China, these visitors are the fastest-growing source of international tourists to Massachusetts, spending on average at least $6,000 per trip, and about 70 percent of that on shopping. Sightseeing and fine dining are the second- and third-most cited reasons for visiting the states.
It made sense then for Boston magazine to fill a void in guiding these throngs of tourists to experience the city’s best. Last year, we launched our first-ever Chinese-language edition, and this month our second edition debuts—with more Best of Boston winners, our list of the city’s 25 best new restaurants, fashion features, real estate guides, and more.
You can find the spring/summer 2016 Chinese edition of Boston magazine at local colleges, tourism destinations, luxury retailers, hotels, and on select newsstands around town for the next six months.
You can also flip through this online version. Enjoy.