Airlines vital for share of tourism boom

Written on the 23 April 2018

If Western Australia can crack the challenge of air access, the state seems perfectly poised to capitalise on China's outbound tourism boom.

A recent survey of 100,000 Chinese households found 42 per cent of respondents said travel would be their top budget priority in 2018, so there is no indication the record numbers of Chinese reaching Australian shores is going to slow any time soon.

Chinese tourists made more than 5 billion trips in 2017, according to data compiled from Ctrip and Alibaba for the China Economic Live survey, which was conducted by China Central Television, and the National Bureau of Statistics.

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Source:  Australia China Business Review


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