[photopress:hotels_Shao_Qiwei.jpg,full,alignright]By 2020, China will replace traditional tourist destinations, and rank as the world’s first, according to one somewhat optimistic analysis. Others are more cautious but there is little doubt that China will, for the foreseeable future, remain permanently in the top five of world tourist destinations.
Chinese tourist officials are even more optimistic. Perhaps this massive optimism could be put down to the Olympics and Expo effect.
Shao Qiwei, director of the State Tourism Bureau and seen here, said that by as early as 2015, China will become the world’s largest country welcoming tourists, and the fourth largest source of outbound tourists.
Possibly. Perhaps. Maybe.
Source: People’s Daily Online