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.