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Upcoming “U.S.-China Tourism Year” Could Be Very Good for Business

October 19, 2015/0/0/

Although this week’s state visit to the UK by Chinese president Xi Jinping (and the increasingly buddy-buddy relationship between the two countries) are getting the headlines at the moment, a recent announcement by the US Department of Commerce indicates that the US will remain a leading beneficiary of outbound Chinese investment and tourism in the year […]

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More Cities Benefit as Chinese Tourists Flock to US “Gateways”

September 21, 2015/0/0/

Announced last November, the U.S. government’s decision to grant 10-year tourist visas to Chinese citizens was widely expected to boost inbound Chinese arrivals, particularly in major “gateway” cities like Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco — and it has. The Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board reported a 20 percent increase in visitation from […]

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Chinese Travelers “Hit the Road” in 2015

January 26, 2015/0/0/

With more Chinese tourists moving beyond group packages and developing their own itineraries, self-driving trips have become one of the hottest areas of growth. Among younger travelers and middle-class families in particular, renting cars to explore overseas locales at their own pace is fueling an increase in Chinese arrivals from LA to New York — […]

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Easing of US Visas for Chinese Travelers Heralds a Business Boom

November 11, 2014/0/0/

This week, US President Obama announced the signing of a reciprocal visa agreement with China that will increase the validity of short-term tourist and business visas from one to ten years, and student and exchange visas from one to five years. For tourists and businesspeople that regularly travel between China and the US – and […]

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