Why Chinese tourists are snubbing Australia

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There were 26,810 short-term visitors from China in March compared to 124,370 in March 2019. The number in February, when the Lunar New Year holiday spurred on travel, was 40,430. Once Australia’s largest source market for tourists and a mainstay to the economy. with spending peaking at $12.4 billion annually before the pandemic, China in March ranked sixth behind New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, India and Singapore, and was almost level with Japan. Those that make it to Australia like what they see, and say tourists have not been put off by years of diplomatic tensions and...