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U.S. Attracts Chinese Tourists

China Press, news report, Posted: Nov 28, 2008



SAN FRANCISCO Statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that about 400,000 Chinese tourists visited the United States in the past 12 months. The World Journal reports the number of Chinese tourists visiting the United States increased by 59 percent compared to the year 2000. The Travel Industry Association of American expects the number to grow to a million over the next three years. According to the China Press, 70 percent of Chinese visitors come for business reasons, but The New York Tourism Bureau said China has become their top target country in Asia. To attract more Chinese tourists, many tourism resorts in New York started Chinese language services. Chinese tourist spent a total of $1.5 billion in the United States this year.


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