Chinese officials release documentary to encourage tourism

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Chinese officials are looking to revamp the country’s tourism industry by appealing to New Yorkers. China’s tourism board recently launched a new campaign to convince more Americans that the long haul flight is worth the journey. CCTV America’s Shraysi Tandon filed this report from New York.

Chinese officials release documentary to encourage tourism

Chinese officials release documentary to encourage tourism

Chinese officials are looking to revamp the country's tourism industry by appealing to New Yorkers. China's tourism board recently launched a new campaign to convince more Americans that the long haul flight is worth the journey. CCTV America's Shraysi Tandon filed this report from New York.

Highlights:

  • “Visit Beijing”, a new travel documentary by a local television station recently aired in New York hoping to encourage more Americans to visit Beijing.
  • In a 2013 tourism competitiveness report compiled by the World Economic Forum, China ranked 45th among 140 countries.
  • Recent changes to travel visas between the U.S. and China, including extended validity from one year to 10 years, are expected to lure more Americans to Beijing.