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Chinese, spending freely, become ever-larger tourism force in New York

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ccording to Fred Dixon, the chief executive of NYC & Company, "the Chinese surpassed Brazilians and Canadians in the ranks of tourists to the city this year and will overtake the British by 2022." He noted that New York had more than 950,000 visitors from China in 2016, "a sevenfold increase since 2007." For more on efforts across the U.S. to capitalize on "a cascade of up to 23 million Chinese visitors by 2021," see this piece from the South China Morning Post.
9 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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