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re­cent ris­ing trend in free FIT (free in­de­pen­dent travel) and mil­len­nial travel as Chi­nese vis­i­tors are now more likely to travel alone than in a group,” he said. “There will al­ways be some­thing new for vis­i­tors to dis­cover in LA — whether it’s their sec­ond, third or even fourth visit.”

De­spite a strong US dol­lar, Wooden said ex­perts and their con­sul­tants pre­dict a min­i­mal, if at all mea­sure­able, im­pact on Los An­ge­les tourism.

“Our re­search calls for dou­ble-digit tourism growth to Los An­ge­les out of China for at least the next year. And travel is bipartisan; po­lit­i­cal lead­ers on both sides will al­ways agree on the tourism in­dus­try’s eco­nomic ben­e­fits, as well as ben­e­fits for our diplo­matic re­la­tions with other coun­tries,” said Wooden.

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