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Xinhua | Updated:2017-03-31 15:17The year 2017 marks the China-Australia Year of Tourism and the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which Jiang believes will be a boost for promoting Australia as an attractive destination.[Photo/Xinhua]More Chinese travelers are coming to Australia and seeking unique, personalized experiences, according to an authority with Tourism Australia.”Chinese travelers are more confident, more adventurous, and more experiential, and they are making more local Australian friends as they travel. To me, this is the true spirit of friendship between two countries, manifested through rapid development in tourism exchange,” Andy Jiang, China Country Manager of Tourism Australia, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.In a recent trip to South Australia, he met two young Chinese couples travelling through Port Lincoln, a beautiful spot on Eyre Peninsula.”They were young, full of passion for travel, and were telling me great experiences that they just had — tasting fresh oysters from the ocean at Coffin Bay, swimming with sea lions at Baird Bay, gazing at beautiful stars at night in the Flinders Ranges,” he said.”What we are seeing are more and more Chinese travelers are now going beyond the gateway cities of Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, and they are travelling through some of the best regional locations in Australia and are having a fantastic time,” he added.China is by far Australias fastest growing and highest spending international market, he said. It is also Australias fourth-biggest market for international business events spending and third-biggest in terms of international business events arrivals, Jiang said.In 2016, almost 1.2 million Chinese visited Australia and spent over $9 billion, up 18 percent year on year. The China market has the potential to be worth $13 billion by 2020.Previous Page1 2 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 Next PageRelated StoriesSchools closed, tourism affected, as Cyclone Debbie aftermath unfolds in AustraliaNew company designs tourism logo for DunhuangItalian city signs agreement with Chinese tourism academyTV program to promote tourismChina seen as most important market for Vietnamese tourism: AdministrationYunnan to clean up tourism industryPhotoPeach blossoms pictured in front of snow mountain in TibetWildlife diversity increases at planned parkTourists view tulip flowers in full blossom in Anhui provinceEcological conditions improve in Wanli district, Nanchang cityMesmerizing cherry blossoms in Yanling county, Henan provinceAerial view of tea garden in Fenghuanggou scenic spotTop ViewsMost PopularWelcoming back, Zixia FairyFemale celebrities featured in Chinese-style fashion photosChinese-style origins give vitality to domestic animationShinkai-style delights Chinese movie goersMade for China: Having it both waysProducer who kowtows for screeningsPhotoPeach blossoms pictured in front of snow mountain in TibetWildlife diversity increases at planned parkTourists view tulip flowers in full blossom in Anhui provinceVideo72 hours in 72 seconds: Explore KunmingHangzhou G20 100-day countdownEasy Talk: Traveling dos and dontsSpecialSpecial report: Rise and rise of Chinas outbound tourism2015 Amazing ChinaBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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