Official launch of China-Canada Tourism Year 2018 in Toronto

 Thursday, March 22, 2018 


chinaWith an aim to strengthen cooperation between China and Canada in terms of tourism flows and investments the China-Canada Tourism Year 2018 was launched on Wednesday.


At Toronto’s Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts  an official ceremony was held and attended by high-level officials and hundreds of representatives from the tourism industry in both countries.


Canadian Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger stated that the tourism year will not only promote the industry, but also will boost mutual understanding and bilateral ties.


While the Chinese Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye told that the tourism year is a milestone in the relationship between China and Canada.


The hosting of the Tourism Year program will open a new chapter of bilateral tourism exchange and cooperation and help advance bilateral relations.


In 1970 China and Canada established diplomatic relations since then the political, economic, trade and people-to-people bonds between the two countries have been deepened, yielding fruits that benefit both Chinese and Canadian people in various fields.



Currently China is Canada’s second largest trading partner and in 2017, more than 1.5 million visits were made between the two countries.

It promoted  people-to-people exchanges and bilateral cooperation.


BY 20121 Canada has set a goal of doubling the number of Chinese tourists visiting Canada. Seven new visa application centers in China to facilitate trips of Chinese visitors were opened recently.

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