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Pondering Chinese Tourism

November 23, 2014

It is striking how few Chinese tourists come to the northern part of North America. Equally striking is the growth and size of the Chinese market.

In 2013, only 1,800 Chinese tourists visited the Yukon territory. Total air passengers were 292,598, so less than 1% of air passengers were Chinese citizens.


These facts suggest huge potential for visitors from China to come north. Yet challenges exist:



While many challenges exist there is every reason to expect tourism from China to grow strongly. Less than 1% of Chinese travelers come to Canada.