Visa-restrictions continue to hamper China tourism – Shaun Rein

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Shaun Rein

Beijing authorities have plans to keep on using the Olympics to attract tourists for later this year, writes the WSJ, but CMR’s Shaun Rein only expects a rebound next year when visa-restrictions are expected to have been cleared.
Tourism and business travel before and during the Beijing Olympics have slumped against all expectations, because of tough visa-restrictions introduced for security reasons. Beijing Olympic organizers will try to capitalize on their otherwise successful event in the rest of 2008, they told the Wall Street Journal, but Shaun Rein is one of the skeptics in the article, expecting only a return of tourist and business visitors next year after the visa-restrictions have been removed.
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