Budget tours attract more Indians to China


BEIJING
It started as a trickle a decade ago and is turning out to be a flood as China has steadily emerged as a new destination for Indians who are flocking to Chinese cities in droves, lured by budget tours and low cost shopping attractions.

Over six lakhs Indians visited China last year taking advantage of the affordable group tour packages offered by Chinese tour groups, a tour operator said.

“Name any top Chinese city, you can find Indian tour groups visiting places like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian,” Yaofeng Liang, General Manager of the Beijing Nimbus International Service Company Ltd, said highlighting the growing trend in the communist giant’s tourism sector.

It appears that the ‘Mysterious China’ campaign unleashed by Chinese tour operators is paying off better dividends while the ‘Incredible India’ campaign in China is struggling to shore up the numbers.

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