- Posted by Newsdesk
- On 15th September 2015
- antarctica, arlt, chinese, cotri, destination, tourism
Find out COTRI’s selection of 10 destinations the Chinese are just discovering: ANTARCTICA
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Yes, some people choose Antarctica for their holidays, and of course, the Chinese, as the biggest outbound tourism source in the world, also do.
In fact, China is becoming one of the fastest growing markets. In 2004, only 37 Chinese people travelled to Antarctica; but by 2014, about 3,328 Chinese arrived on Antarctica’s shores , placing third behind American and Australian tourists.
A Chinese tour company said that tours to the Chinese Great Wall station in Antarctica are scheduled for May and June each year and last around 16 days. Prices start from around 100,000 yuan (US$16,500) per person, making it an experience limited to the relatively wealthy.
Tourism boards, businesses and locals foresee a growth on Chinese tourists and their expenditure and do not want to miss out. COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute, established in 2004 and founded by its director Prof Dr Wolfgang Georg Arlt, is the world's leading independent research institute for information, training, quality assessment, research, consulting relating to the Chinese outbound tourism market
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