posted on 12/06/2012: 603 views
The number of Chinese travellers to Sharjah has seen a dramatic increase in recent years in tune with the growing phenomenon of Chinese visitors flocking to exotic destinations around the world.
The number of Chinese visitors to Sharjah has jumped from 8,231 in 2009 to around 30,000 last year, over a period of three years whereas the emirate recorded a five per cent increase in the Chinese tourists last year.
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) hopes to exploit and expand this promising market further in months and years to come as it heads to the Beijing International Tourism Expo, being held in the Chinese capital from June 15 to 17.
"Our objective is to make the most of the growing Chinese and Asian interest in Sharjah and to benefit from the immense potential the fast burgeoning Chinese and Asian tourism market,” said SCTDA Chairman Mohamed Ali Al Noman. He pointed out that with 20 million tourists a year, a figure that is projected to cross 100 million by 2020, today China is easily the biggest tourism market in the world. "We need to tap into this massive market,” he added.
Al Noman said: "Our participation in BITE is in line with our commercial and tourism marketing strategy and is aimed at keeping ourselves abreast of the new trends, ideas and opportunities in the global tourism bazaar. In the past few years, Sharjah's tourism industry has witnessed rapid growth in infrastructure and service sectors. – The Gulf Today
|19 June 2013||Dubai to receive up to 20m visitors by 2020|
|16 June 2013||ADNEC to promote Abu Dhabi as leading business tourism destination in Korea, Japan|
|04 June 2013||Abu Dhabi sees Japan and Korea full of Eastern tourism promise|
|02 June 2013||Tourism jobs beckon Emiratis|
|02 June 2013||Heritage tourism in focus in Dubai|