Canada welcomes more than 580,000 Chinese travellers in first 9 month of 2018

Canada and China are enjoying a healthy friendship which helping both the countries in developing new economic and tourism ties. The 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism (CCYT) has assisted this friendship to grow larger.

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, Canada was joined by the members of Canada and China’s travel sector in Beijing from -December 17 to 20 to host a series of event to celebrate a successful conclusion of CCYT.

“I am delighted to join members of our tourism communities as we celebrate a wonderful year for Canada-China tourism. In the first nine months of 2018, a record number of Chinese visitors — more than 580,000 — were drawn to Canada’s world-renowned natural heritage, multicultural cities, and rich Indigenous cultures. We still have plenty of work to do, but our goal is to double the number of tourists from China by 2021, which will lead to the creation of new economic opportunities and jobs for the middle class,” commented Joly.

Joly opened Canadian Winter Sport and Tourism Exhibition which showcased the Canadian winter sports, culture, cuisine and tourism products for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.

With a vision of doubling the current number of visitors from China by 2021, Canada welcomed more than 580,000 Chinese travellers in the first nine months of 2018.