|AUSTRALIA: Down under, a record 748,200 Chinese tourists visited Australia between February 2013 – 2014.5 Australia’s quality education opportunities are a major drawcard, as are the country’s beautiful natural bounty. “Just being outdoors with blue sky is crucially important to Chinese tourists,” says Don Morries from Tourism Thinktank consultancy.
SOUTH AFRICA: With its alluring safari experience and diamond shopping, South Africa is another up-and-coming hotspot. The country received 154,000 Chinese visitors in 2013 – showcasing an average growth of 46% per year in the last 5 years.8
Given the Chinese’ penchant for property hunting while travelling, real estate agents better sit up and take notice of this growing trend!