China’s golden week travellers

The UK could be looking forward to a rise in visitors from China this as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday begin. Golden Week is a prime time of travel for China, and more and more Chinese are choosing to visit the UK every year.

The latest official statistics show that there was a record number of visitors to the UK from China, in the first quarter of 2017. From January to March this year, there were 54,000 visits from China, up 27% on the same period last year, with visitors spending a record £91 million, up 27%.

VisitBritain chief executive Sally Balcombe, said that China, the world’s most valuable outbound market, was a huge tourism opportunity for Britain. “We want Britain to top the list as must-go-now destination for Chinese travellers and to give them a world-class visitor experience. As well as making it easier to get here, with increased route development and airline seat capacity, we’re working with our partners to get great tactical deals in market and increasing the services that visitors experience.

“With our shops, visitor attractions and accommodation offering great value for Chinese travellers, it is a great time to come to Britain.” Balcombe added.

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