China must act to ex­pand tourism: Re­port

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China’s tourism con­tri­bu­tion to the global econ­omy is ex­pected to over­take that of the United State by 2027, but China must fo­cus on sus­tain­able in­fra­struc­ture growth and ex­pand its tourism econ­omy by mak­ing it more wel­com­ing to in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors, ac­cord­ing to a re­port.

Lon­don-based World Travel & Tourism Coun­cil (WTTC) said in their an­nual re­port that travel and tourism growth in China was “lower than ex­pected” for 2013 and that the sec­tor is not ex­pected to grow as quickly as pre­vi­ously pre­dicted over the next decade.

How­ever, al­though rates were lower than an­tic­i­pated, David Scowsill, pres­i­dent and CEO of WTTC, said in an ac­com­pa­ny­ing state­ment that China is “still one of only two G20 coun­tries in the top 20 with travel and tourism GDP growth this year.” (Photo 5)

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