Sharjah Tourism eyes 200,000 Chinese visitors by 2021

Guests from China increase by 75% in the first nine months of this year

Gulf News

Dubai

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is preparing to welcome 200,000 Chinese visitors to the emirate of Sharjah by 2021, according to a statement. Hotels welcomed over 75,000 Chinese visitors during the first three quarters of 2016, showing a 75 per cent year on year growth.

The number of Chinese visitors to Sharjah increased by a staggering 75.2 per cent in the first nine months of 2016, when compared with the same period in 2015. The increased initiative to attract visitors from China has been boosted with the new Chinese visa on arrival regulation as well as the many new initiatives by the Authority and stakeholders to attract further visitors.

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