Chinese tourists at Milan Expo help boost economy

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The Milan Expo is drawing tourists from around the world, especially those from China.

CCTV’s Song Wenjing filed this report on how the new wave of visitors is boosting Milan’s economy.

Chinese tourists at Milan Expo help boost economy

Chinese tourists at Milan Expo help boost economy

The Milan Expo is drawing tourists from around the world, especially those from China. CCTV’s Song Wenjing filed this report on how the new wave of visitors is boosting Milan’s economy.

More details:

  • Many shopping outlets are providing special services for Chinese customers as Italy expects to receive 1 million Chinese visitors a year starting with the Milan Expo.
  • Italy’s unemployment rate was up to 40 percent last year. The expo is expected to offset the downturn in the economy, as 200,000 jobs opportunities will be created from the event.
  • Milan has seen a 40 percent increase in the number of tourists since the expo started. The number of Chinese tourists ranks third among all foreign visitors to the expo, just behind the United States and France.