Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017
Mr Jack Wang, a member of the China International Travel Service (CITS) said that the Chinese tourism sector received about 138 million tourists in 2016. Wang told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Guangzhou City of Guangdong Province of China, that the Chinese tourism sector is currently booming.
The tour guide, with a working experience spanning about 40 years, said that local and international tourists are currently attracted to China’s scenic sites and ancient monuments. The number of in-bound tourists to Guandong Province alone in 2016 was 33 million.
To quote Wang, “China’s tourism sector is now really booming. And this is really contributing to the growth of China’s economy today. In 2016 alone, available statistics have showed us that China received about 138 million in-bound tourists from different parts of the world. In Guandong Province, where I have been operating for the past 40 years, about 33 million tourists were received in 2016.”
Wang said that the growing number of tourists to China is creating multiplier effects on the operations of Hoteliers, transport operators, caterers and souvenir makers and sellers. The flourishing Chinese tourism sector is currently providing means of livelihood and job opportunities to Chinese nationals.
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