Japan sees steady inflow of foreign tourists

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Japan continues to see large numbers of tourists. Some of that has to do with the deadly MERS outbreak in South Korea — many visitors to Japan said they changed their destination from South Korea due to concerns about the ongoing health crisis.

CCTV’s Terrence Terashima reports from Tokyo.

Japan sees steady inflow of foreign tourists

Japan sees steady inflow of foreign tourists

Japan continues to see large numbers of tourists. Some of that has to do with the deadly MERS outbreak in South Korea -- many visitors to Japan said they changed their destination from South Korea due to concerns about the ongoing health crisis.

Highlights:

    • Officials say Japan had 1.64 million visitors in May, an increase of nearly 50 percent from the previous year.
    • 70 percent of the tourists were from the Asian region, notably South Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Chinese tourists tops the number of visitors to Japan.
    • Japanese retail and tourism market are increasing their efforts to cater to Chinese tourists as the number is expected to further increase .

Evan Saunders of Attract China discusses Chinese tourism

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Chinese tourists traveling the world is expected to surge to 170 million in four years. For more on the impact, CCTV America’s Phillip Yin spoke to Evan Saunders, CEO of Attract China.

Evan Saunders of Attract China discusses Chinese tourism

Evan Saunders of Attract China discusses Chinese tourism

Chinese tourists traveling the world is expected to surge to 170 million in four years. For more on the impact, CCTV America's Phillip Yin spoke to Evan Saunders, CEO of Attract China.