Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2017 has been identified as the year to boost tourism and enhance communication between China and Australia. However, analysts confirm that much effort is required to simplify the visa process and supervision of various services providers to ease tourist inflow. This Sunday, the China Australia year of tourism was observed in Sydney creating a new era to begin between the two countries. In-depth communication in areas like society, economics and academics are expected to create better opportunities in China and Australia in the coming years.
To quote Chinese Premier Li Keqiang while delivering his congratulatory message in the opening ceremony, ”people-to-people exchange is one of the key pillars supporting China-Australia relations… I hope we will make the best of the tourism year to broaden and deepen our communication and cooperation in various areas and further consolidate the popular basis for the all-round development of our bilateral relations.”
In Australia, China is one of the most treasured tourism markets with an expected market value to reach $13 billion by 2020 as confirmed by Steven Ciobo, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment recently.