NSW inks MoU with China Eastern Airlines to boost tourism

Published on : Saturday, November 10, 2018

In order to boost tourism to Sydney and regional New South Wales (NSW), NSW has signed its first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Eastern Airlines.

 

China Eastern Airlines Deputy General Manager of Customer Committee Mr Liu Hao said the airline was excited to be formalising its relationship with the NSW Government. “As one of China’s top airlines serving nearly 100 million travellers each year, we look forward to continuing the momentum with the NSW Government to drive increased visitation to the State from China,” Hao said.

 

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said China Eastern Airlines is responsible for a lucrative market share of inbound flights to Sydney and the new deal is set to grow the market even further.

 

“Our new deal with China Eastern Airlines is part of our aggressive strategy to make even bigger inroads into the China tourism market,” Marshall said.

 

“Chinese tourists have been voting with their passports, flying into NSW in record numbers and this Government is committed to ensuring this growth continues,” he added.

 

The MoU will see investment in marketing campaigns, media familiarisations and new itineraries to drive visitation to Sydney and regional NSW from seven Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xi’an, Wuhan and Kunming.

 

Over the past five years, tourism from China to NSW has more than doubled – from 391,000 to 793,000 visitors while the amount they’ve spent has grown by 153 per cent.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 08 imexamerica 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 15 hotelierseries mena 2019
  • 16 global-hotels-resorts 2019
  • 16 TTF 2019
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 18 Africa Hotel & Resort 2019
  • 18 chinatravelnews2019
  • 18 MILT 2019
  • 19 China Hotel 19
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. HOTELIER SUMMIT MENA

      June 19 - June 21
    2. THE HOTEL SHOW AFRICA

      June 23 - June 25
    3. DIGITAL TRAVEL SUMMIT

      June 25 - June 26
    4. TTF SOUTH (HYDERABAD)

      July 5 - July 6
    5. HOTEL SUMMIT

      July 8 - July 9
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com