US tourism sector anxious as Chinese tourists decline

Asia Times | June 21, 2019

The tourism industry in the United States is in a bit of a pinch as the number of tourists coming from China has dropped.The New York Times has said this is disturbing news for the travel sector. Tori Barnes, the executive vice-president of public affairs and policy at the US Travel Association, was quoted as saying Chinese tourists are crucial because they spend an average of US$6,700 during visits to the US – which is about 50% higher than visitors from other countries.Barnes said that tourists help reduce the trade deficit as the service industry acts as an export, a very important export.

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