Tourism September 6, 2016 | 3:15 pm

Beijing, Santo Domingo officials push to bring tourists from China

Santo Domingo.- China Business Development Office representativeFu Xinrong and Beijing senior officials visited the Tourism Ministry on Monday,to coordinate efforts to bring tourists from the Asian nation to the Caribbeancountry.

Deputy tourism minister for International Cooperation FaustoFernandez received the delegation and said the Chinese representatives are veryinterested in the Dominican Republic as a destination, citing the best golfcourses in the Caribbean, since for Chinese tourists the segment is their favorite.

Fernandez said Chinese citizens are also interested in shoppingtourism, for which the country’s large malls offer and showcase products fromthe world’s most renowned designers. "In addition to many otherattractions that Quisqueya (DR) has, such as ecotourism, gastronomy and adventuretourism."

He said China is the world’s largest tourism outbound market,which boasts exceptional of growth, increasing spending abroad by 27% in 2014,to US$165 billion in 2015, according to the World Tourism Organization.

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