Record numbers of chinese tourists visit France

FRance celebrates record numbers

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France received a “record” number of Chinese holidaymakers this year.

French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius confiremed the good news, which is a welcome boost for the travel sector.

Presenting tourism data, Fabius estimated more than 2 million Chinese visitors came to France in 2015, reported Xinhua.

For the January-August period, 47 percent more tourists from China visited Le Chateau de Chambord, in central France and the number of those visiting Chateau de Versailles increased by 4.2 percent.

Data released by Regional Tourism Committee showed the number of Chinese visiting the French capital Paris and suburbs jumped by 48.9 percent over the period against last year’s performance.

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