Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017
The maximum of 100 passengers flights every week that can function between Britain and China is slated to rise to 150.
Chinese travellers are some of the highest spenders in Britain as they stay longer and also travel more than tourists from other nations as per the Department for Transport.
Chris Grayling who is the Transport Secretary mentioned that these agreement are an important part of preparing Britain for a post-Brexit world and ensuring that they can enjoy access to key markets in the Far East and they come at a time when their exports are growing and they continue to lure a good amount of international investment.
Grayling then went on to add that the entire government of Britain would be doing well irrespective of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
He feels that the entire government is working to secure the best possible future relationship with the European Union and in this regard significant progress has already been achieved of late. But he also thinks that Britain’s future success is not only dependent on the decisions taken in Brussels.
The number of Chinese tourists who had visited the UK had touched new heights in the first half of this year after the flight limit was raised from 40 every week to 100 in October 2016 according to the Department for Transport.
Between January and June, as many as 115,000 visits were made from China to the UK marking a rise of 47% on the same period last year.
The spending has also increased to £231 million, up 54% as per the official figures.