Chinese tourists show confidence in UK security


Analysis of booking data suggests that the sights of the UK remain a popular draw for Chinese tourists despite recent terror incidents. Photo credit - Pixabay


Chinese tourists have remained keen to visit the UK despite recent terror attacks in the country.


That's according to expert analysis of booking data, which reveals that there's been no noticeable decline in forward bookings.

The news will come as a relief to many tourist businesses in the UK, where the number of Chinese tourists has been increasing rapidly over the last few years.

Interestingly, the analysis shows a contrast with the forward bookings of Chinese visitors in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice in 2016.

As we reported at the time, the President of the Chinese Association of Travel Agencies in France, Jean-François Zhou, had told the press that terrorism, violence and theft were turning his countrymen away from France:

''(they) are robbed in the palace of Versailles, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, in front of their hotel, as they leave the coaches...''

Alongside a growing number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK, we reported in May that there had been a steep rise in UK tourists visiting China over the first four months of this year.

In fact, the number of British visitors to the country has grown by 40 percent when compared to the same period last year.

The news comes despite the fact that it's become significantly more expensive for British people to travel abroad since 2016's vote to leave the European Union, and the subsequent fall in the value of Sterling.

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