Posts Tagged ‘inbound tourists’

Chinas visa restriction policy

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I know I have not written for a long time. But due to my private life I was not able to constantly write in this blog. I will try to post every now and than an hopfully intersting post.

Chinas visa policy is, due to the World Economic Forum, very strict (China mainland ranks 128th).
Never the less the outbound tourism sector increases every year. Last year 45 million Chinese tourists traveled to foreign countries which is an increase of incredible 12 per cent.

If the visa policy’s for inbound and outbound Tourism in China lightens, it is very likely that the number of outbound tourist would even increase far more.
The impact on inbound tourist would not be that strong, because the traveling decision of foreign travelers does not depend that strong on the visa policies.

The question is, why should the Chinese Government lighten the visa policy, if only the foreign countries gain profits from the Chinese tourists?