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

Society & Culture

According 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.