Spanish resorts on Chinese wish list
Sunday 14 April 2013
Officials from China's tourism office are looking at investing in hotels and resorts in Spain, which has been badly hit by the financial crisis.
A delegation from China, a country that spent a record £66bn on international tourism last year, is understood to have recently made a whistle-stop tour of Spanish destinations, including the island of Majorca.
Spain, where nearly 12 per cent of the economy relies on tourism, has a target of attracting one million Chinese visitors by 2020. This is a more than fivefold increase in Chinese tourists on 2012.
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, China is the world's fastest-growing market for outbound tourism.
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