Posted On 2014/07/21 By In News, China Outbound, Destinations With 548 Views

Chinese Tourists driving Vancouver Tourism Growth

Tourism usually brings in 3.6 billion dollars a year to Vancouver, and 2014 could be even better. Vancouver has already seen 5.5 percent more people visit, with hotel stays up more than 8 percent as well. Tourism Vancouver’s Paul Vallee says it’s not just visitors from across Canada and the States driving growth.

“One market in particular which continues to show really strong growth year over year in the last number of years is China. You know, this year we have seen an increase of 25 percent from China.”

He says the number of Chinese tourists are up more than a quarter compared to last year, as the Asian country overtook the UK as Vancouver’s largest overseas travel market. The number of conventions in town, like TED Talks and Rendez-vous Canada, also helped the numbers.

“This year has been a very good year for conventions, we have had a number of conventions spread throughout the year since January but also we are seeing some recovery of key markets,” Vallee explains.

Tourism accounts for some 68,900 jobs in Vancouver.


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Article: eTurbo News / Image: Evan Leeson

Tourism usually brings in 3.6 billion dollars a year to Vancouver, and 2014 could be even better. Vancouver has already seen 5.5 percent more people visit, with hotel stays up more than 8 percent as well. Tourism Vancouver’s Paul Vallee says it’s not just visitors from across Canada and the States driving growth. “One market in particular which continues to show really strong growth year over year in the last number of years is China. You know, this year we have seen an increase of 25 percent from China.” He says the number of Chinese tourists are up more than a quarter compared to last year, as the Asian country overtook the UK as Vancouver’s largest overseas travel market. The number of conventions in town, like TED Talks and Rendez-vous Canada, also helped the numbers. “This year has been a very good year for conventions, we have had a number of conventions spread throughout the year since January but also we are seeing some recovery of key markets,” Vallee explains. Tourism accounts for some 68,900 jobs in Vancouver. Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: eTurbo News / Image: Evan Leeson

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David Lee, educated in Denmark, China and the UK, gained extensive work experience with NGOs (Int”l Red Cross and UNESCO) as well as in the fields of training and education. He is part of BMG’s China office and supports services like translation, localization, market research and analysis as well as social media planning and management. David also has in-depth insight into the Chinese travel, shopping and luxury market, paired with creativity, business acumen and a passion for Social Media.

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