Chinese tourists now look forward to visiting lesser-known destinations and experiencing local culture as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre no longer suffice.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said Tourism WA would be working with Chinese travel agents to make sure the exposure translated into bookings and a boost for the local tourism industry.
Hainan's tourism revenue went up 14.5% over the previous year to more than 95 billion yuan ($14 billion) last year.
Flow from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, and Macao, China will together account for almost 40% of the expected volume in 2023.
The new facility will be the first in any Disney park worldwide to be based on Zootopia, and it will be Shanghai Disney's eighth themed zone.
Visitors from four East Asian markets including 7.5 million from South Korea (+5.6%), 4.8 million from Taiwan (+4.2%) and 2.2 million from Hong Kong (-1.1%) accounted for around 70% of the total.
Haichang Ocean Park Holdings has officially started its Sanya Haichang Fantasy Town Project three weeks after a "soft" launch.
China's leading mobile payment supplier, Wechat Pay, has teamed with Paris-based department Le BHV Marais, to help European businesses connect with growing Chinese tourists.
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