Sydney and NSW the places to be for Chinese visitors to our shores
The number of Chinese tourists visiting New South Wales increased by 18 per cent in the last year – contributing $1.4 billion to the state’s economy.This is a staggering $178.5 million increase on the year before.Premier Barry O’Farrell said he expected China to continue to dominate the state’s tourism figures for years to come."We expect the trend to only gain momentum in 2014 so it should be a great year for our tourism operators, as well as hotels, restaurants, retailers and taxis", Mr O’Farrell said."In the past year Chinese airlines have increased the frequency and capacity of their flights to Sydney – every seat that’s occupied on a flight from Shanghai, Guangzhou or Beijing is great news for jobs and economic growth in NSW.|"
There are now 45 flights a week from mainland China to Sydney, and a further 48 flights a week from greater China.Sichuan Airlines started flying into Sydney earlier this month, and China Southern Airlines upgraded their service to Sydney in May.Jason Wong and Cadence Yip from Hong Kong arrived in Sydney yesterday with their friend Benita Ye from Taiwan.
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