Travel to Canada by Chinese citizens will get a boost with the formal signing of the Approved Destination Status (ADS) agreement with China in June 2010. Canada will now be able to market directly to tour groups in China leading to an exciting new opportunity to grow tourism in the GTA through one of the world’s fastest growing outbound tourism markets. In 2012, visits to Canada by Chinese citizens were up 15.5 per cent from the year before, for a total of 273,000 visitors.
The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has produced the Canadian Hospitality for Chinese Guests Guide - a comprehensive look at the impact that Chinese leisure travellers are expected to have including cultural characteristics and travel demographics. Click here for the Guide