China, US look for tourism growth
China and the United States hope to reach a benchmark of 5 million tourist trips as soon as possible.
Last year, the number of trips between the nations surpassed 4.75 million, “which makes us confident to promote further cooperation with US partners in tourism insurance, tourism rescue, and tourism talent exchanges and cultivation,” said Li Jinzao, chairman of the China National Tourism Administration.
He said that the 10-year visa policy, which came into effect in November, has triggered a boom in travel to the US, while trips from the US to China between January and June reached 1.12 million, up 8.4 percent year-on-year.
“We will protect the rights and interests of tourists from both sides by improving supervision in the tourism market,” Li said.