Chinese tourists to Sharjah grew 63% in 2016

Tourist numbers from China continue to grow

Sharjah, UAE.
Sharjah, UAE.

 Tourism from China grew by 63% in 2016, compared to 2015 figures, to become the sixth largest source of tourists to the emirate, according to the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, SCTDA.

SCTDA recently organised an event that focusses on continuing to increase visits from China. 

Sharjah is preparing to welcome 200,000 Chinese visitors to the emirate by 2021. A company statement said hotels welcomed over 75,000 Chinese visitors during the first three quarters of 2016, showing a 75% year on year growth.

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It has been reported that the number of Chinese visitors to Sharjah increased by 75.2% in the first nine months of 2016, when compared with the same period in 2015.

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