Countries Luring Chinese Tourists by Offering Multi Entry Visas
Countries around the world are trying to lure in Chinese tourists by offering multiyear visas along with an array of services to make them feel at home. For the past few years, Chinese tourists were the top spending visitors in the world, surpassing German travelers and have propped the economies of cities whether it’s big or small. Based on a report of Brand USA China Market Update in 2014, an average Chinese tourist usually spends $6,000 to $7,500 per trip to the United States, compared to 2003 when only around 200,000 Chinese tourists visited the U.S. a number which has grown to 2.7 million in 2015.
Data in other countries shows growth as well, like in Australia where Chinese tourists is a critical part of the economy since their spending accounts for 6 percent of the country’s growth last year. Thus is the power of the Chinese traveler that there is an organization dedicated to studying the outbound tourism of the country. It has also become a trend for Chinese companies to take employees on corporate trips to other countries. As China’s outbound tourism reaches new heights, inbound travel remains still and shows room of growth.
China National Tourism Administration also released figures that showed fewer than 26 million foreign tourists have visited that country in 2015, which is a drop of 1.4 percent compared to the previous year. Although 2015 was the year UN World Tourism Organization stated that international tourism have reached new heights by having an annual growth of 4 percent and global arrivals of 1.2 billion. Asia-Pacific region arrivals increased by 5 percent or 277 million.