Posted On 2014/09/04 By In Business, News, China Outbound, Destinations With 483 Views

Senegal aims to become China’s next Tourism Destination

China and Senegal have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on tourism, allowing Chinese tour groups to visit the West African country with ease. The document was signed by Shao Qiwei, director of China’s National Tourism Administration (NTA), and Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Senegal’s tourism and air transport minster.

Shao said Africa has become a popular destination for Chinese tourists in recent years and Senegal will be one of the key destination with its rich tourism resources. China is willing to boost cooperation with Senegal in personnel exchange and aviation facilitation to advance a deeper friendly bilateral relations, Shao said.

Tourism is an important part of Senegal’s economy, with mild climate, attractive beaches and fishing. Sarr said Senegal hopes to attract investment from Chinese tourism companies and tourists will be welcomed by the country’s beautiful scenery, blending culture and hospitable people.

The opening of Senegal to Chinese tourists expands the list of countries they can travel to 151 countries for tourism purposes, according to the MOU. Chinese tourists made a total of 98.2 million trips overseas last year, climbing 18 percent from a year earlier, according to the NTA data.


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Article: Shanghai Daily / Image: Flickr 86092351@N00

China and Senegal have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on tourism, allowing Chinese tour groups to visit the West African country with ease. The document was signed by Shao Qiwei, director of China's National Tourism Administration (NTA), and Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Senegal's tourism and air transport minster. Shao said Africa has become a popular destination for Chinese tourists in recent years and Senegal will be one of the key destination with its rich tourism resources. China is willing to boost cooperation with Senegal in personnel exchange and aviation facilitation to advance a deeper friendly bilateral relations, Shao said. Tourism is an important part of Senegal's economy, with mild climate, attractive beaches and fishing. Sarr said Senegal hopes to attract investment from Chinese tourism companies and tourists will be welcomed by the country's beautiful scenery, blending culture and hospitable people. The opening of Senegal to Chinese tourists expands the list of countries they can travel to 151 countries for tourism purposes, according to the MOU. Chinese tourists made a total of 98.2 million trips overseas last year, climbing 18 percent from a year earlier, according to the NTA data. Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: Shanghai Daily / Image: Flickr 86092351@N00

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