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French government sets goal of 5 million Chinese visitors per year

07/20/2015| 9:40:55 PM| ChinaTravelNews 中文

French Minister Matthias Fekl said France hopes to attract 5 million Chinese visitors every year in the future, up from the current 2 million in the past 12 months.

French Minister Matthias Fekl recently said France hopes to attract five million Chinese visitors every year in the future, up from the current level of two million in the past 12 months.

French Minister of Foreign Trade, the promotion of Tourism Matthias Fekl

The French Minister of Foreign Trade, the promotion of Tourism and French national abroad said the country’s culture, natural heritage, gourmet and lifestyle will meet the expectations of Chinese tourists. Mr. Fekl also said the French government has not only implemented simplification of the payment and tax rebates processes but have also adjusted business hours to suit Chinese tourists, and will continue to improve the standard of accommodation.

Tourism is a key industry for France and creates approximately two million local jobs and makes up 7% of the nation’s economic output. A total of 1.7 million Chinese visited France in 2013, making China the second largest source of visitors outside Europe, and contributed US$680 million in revenue, according to official statistics.(Translation by David)

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