Posted On 2014/08/25 By In News, China Outbound, Destinations With 424 Views

Washington DC seeks more Chinese Travelers

Capital Region USA, an organization that promotes Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland as travel destinations, recently held a tourism promotion conference in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. According to the United States Department of Commerce, 1.806 million tourists from the Chinese mainland came to the US last year, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 23 percent.

In 2013, 195,000 Chinese tourists visited the Washington metropolitan area, making China its second-largest overseas market. The capital region is the perfect place for first-time travelers from China who want to experience something unique, as well as the richness of the history and culture of the US, its tourism bureau said.

While Chinese tourists often visit West Coast areas such as San Francisco, there is more to see on the East Coast, ranging from the cultural heritage of Washington DC, to the beaches and vineyards of Virginia to breathtaking coastal Maryland, according to Matt Gaffney, the president and CEO of the Capital Region USA bureau.

Gaffney said they are attaching more importance to the alluring Chinese market due to its “huge potential” and “the strong purchasing power of Chinese travelers”.


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Article: ECNS News / Image: Nicolas Raymond

Capital Region USA, an organization that promotes Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland as travel destinations, recently held a tourism promotion conference in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. According to the United States Department of Commerce, 1.806 million tourists from the Chinese mainland came to the US last year, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 23 percent. In 2013, 195,000 Chinese tourists visited the Washington metropolitan area, making China its second-largest overseas market. The capital region is the perfect place for first-time travelers from China who want to experience something unique, as well as the richness of the history and culture of the US, its tourism bureau said. While Chinese tourists often visit West Coast areas such as San Francisco, there is more to see on the East Coast, ranging from the cultural heritage of Washington DC, to the beaches and vineyards of Virginia to breathtaking coastal Maryland, according to Matt Gaffney, the president and CEO of the Capital Region USA bureau. Gaffney said they are attaching more importance to the alluring Chinese market due to its "huge potential" and "the strong purchasing power of Chinese travelers". Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: ECNS News / Image: Nicolas Raymond

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Glenda (a California native who began her hospitality and tourism career in Hawaii) has been in the travel and tourism industry for over 25 years and is currently a marketing consultant with the California Travel and Tourism Commission. Glenda’s experience in travel trade training and development was pivotal to the success of opening new tourism offices in Brazil, China, Mexico, Australia, and Korea. In her tenure at the CTTC, Glenda organized sales missions, travel trade and media events worldwide.

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