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Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017
Mexico and Canada continue to send the maximum number of visitors to Arizona every year. But, this is the first year that visitors from China are coming to Arizona in higher numbers than from Europe, according to Stephanie Dowling with the Arizona Office of Tourism.
To quote Dowling, “The Chinese market is very resilient and they aren’t as reactive to currency issues. The country is doing very well from an economic standpoint, so their middle class is growing very, very quickly.” She said that parts of northern Arizona have always attracted Chinese tourists. Dowling said other states are also experiencing increasing numbers of Chinese tourists.