Agreement opens US door for Chinese tourists

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(TVLW) – China and the United States signed Tuesday an agreement making it much easier for Chinese tourists to visit the US on tourist visas, sources said.

Tuesday afternoon, the Chinese government formally granted the US Approved Destination Status(ADS)after years of negotiation.

This means as soon as next year, Chinese travelers will be able to go to local tour agencies and travel in tour groups to America. At present, the US only issues business travel visas to Chinese travelers.

The agreement is expected to significantly boost the tourism industry in the US, improve bilateral economic exchanges, as well as help ease the trade deficit the US has run up with China.

chinadaily.com.cn