Wednesday, 5 April 2017
ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation Launched
“Tourism cooperation not only enhances our mutual understanding and friendship but also boosts our practical cooperation in many industries,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a message read by Vice Premier Wang Yang.
Mr Li noted “China is ASEAN’s largest resource for tourists” and the Asian powerhouse is ready to “take the tourism year to inject a small impetus to the upgrading of China-ASEAN relations to a new era.”
Mr Wang, in his own speech, said a third of all foreign tourists coming to China come from ASEAN member economies while Chinese outbound tourism has increased at an annual rate of 11.7% in the past five years and has now reached 120 million last year.
Full story at BusinessWorld Online.