VisitBritain welcomes increase in Chinese tourism ahead of brand new Year

VisitBritain Welcomes Increase In Chinese Tourism Ahead Of Brand New Year

The UK has seen an increase in visits via China, as well as is actually ready to welcome more visitors ahead of Chinese brand new Year.

VisitBritain Welcomes Increase In Chinese Tourism Ahead Of Brand New Year

The UK saw strong growth via China during the first nine months of 2017, with spending up 48 per cent as well as visits up 33 per cent.

VisitBritain Welcomes Increase In Chinese Tourism Ahead Of Brand New Year

VisitBritain is actually estimating full year figures of about 330,000 visits as well as spending of about £667 million.

VisitBritain Welcomes Increase In Chinese Tourism Ahead Of Brand New Year

Forecasts for 2018 are predicting about 349,000 visits via China to the UK with visitors spending about £722 million.

VisitBritain Welcomes Increase In Chinese Tourism Ahead Of Brand New Year

Visits via China to the UK more than doubled within the decade to 2016.

VisitBritain Welcomes Increase In Chinese Tourism Ahead Of Brand New Year

Chinese brand new Year, which gets underway on February 16th, is actually a prime time for travel for the Chinese, as well as the UK is actually gearing up to host some of
the largest celebrations outside Asia.

VisitBritain Welcomes Increase In Chinese Tourism Ahead Of Brand New Year

via three days of celebrations in Liverpool, parades in Manchester as well as lion dances in Birmingham, to festivals as well as performances in Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle Gateshead as well as the Isle of Wight, as well as London’s Chinatown as well as Trafalgar Square, there are a host of events across the UK.

VisitBritain director Patricia Yates said: “We want the UK to be the destination of choice for visitors via China, the entire world’s most valuable outbound market.

“We’re building on the growth we have seen, launching a brand new campaign in China showcasing in which Britain is actually bursting with fun activities as well as wonderfully unexpected experiences all year round.

“as well as we are working with commercial partners such as BA as well as Ctrip to convert the inspiration to visit into bookings, producing the item easier to travel here as well as explore more of the UK, driving our ambitious plans for growth.”

Chinese visitors are some of the UK’s highest spenders, spending on average £1,972 during their visit, more than three times the all market average.

They also stay longer on their holidays in Britain than additional international visitors, averaging ten nights compared to six for additional markets.

VisitBritain welcomes increase in Chinese tourism ahead of brand new Year

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