2008 News Archive - Holidays - 'Many reasons' to visit China

11 04 2008

There are many reasons why Britons should visit China during and in the run up to the Olympic Games later this year, it has been claimed.

According to Edan Harvey, product manager at The Traveller, there Chinese culture is something that should be explored. Mr Harvey highlighted the interest in the recent Terracotta Army Exhibition and excitement regarding Chinese New Year celebrations.

Mr Harvey insisted that tourism is separate to politics and it would be "unfortunate" for people to not visit the country because of such reasons.

Moreover, he added that there is an amount of "ignorance" regarding China and "it would be a shame" for people to miss out on experiencing Chinese culture in the country itself at such an important time.

"It is a fascinating country with a host of cultural attractions. The huge success of the recent Terracotta Warriors exhibition at the British Museum highlights the interest in Chinese culture…people should travel to learn what is going on in the world, to make contact with cultures and communities outside their own," he concluded.

The number of people visiting China has increased from 230,000 in 1978 to 49.6 million international visitors in 2006, according to the UNWTO, making it the fourth most visited country in the world.



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