Chinese Tourism Boom in NWT

According Yellowknife's Northern Frontiers Visitors Centre, numbers from the past few seasons point to an explosion of tourism generally, but growth has come especially from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

"It's one of the fastest growing tourism markets in the world, and it's something that has had a particular impact on Yellowknife where we are such an appreciated destination among east Asian markets in general," says Elijah Forget, communications director at the visitors centre. 

China added Canada to its "approved destinations" list in 2010, meaning that trips became significantly easier. That led to an immediate boom in visitors.

Canada-wide, tourism from China in July was up 23.6 per cent compared to July 2015, continuing a trend that has been steady since 2010. 

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