Tourism Industry News
Florida aims to lure more tourists from China
The group of wholesalers from Beijing and Shanghai will tour the Everglades, inspect the Four Seasons and other top hotels, and generally hunt for the best vacation options they can sell travelers back home in the increasingly mobile nation. Tourism agencies, Continental Airlines and other local travel companies are sponsoring the trip.
It's part of a growing effort by local tourism marketers to attract the attention of a tightly-controlled economy expected to become one of the world's largest sources of travelers.
On a recent South Florida visit by Chinese travel writers, Grace Zhong saw Fort Lauderdale mansions on a water-taxi tour arranged by the Greater Fort Lauderdale tourism bureau.
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