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Tourism continuously booming despite global financial downfall

21 January 2016

Being the top country of nationality where our tourists are from, Chinese seemingly is not defied by the recent “slowest annual GDP economic growth in 25 years”. They are more willing to travel to Australia for holidays than any other nationalities across the globe.

The growth is also accredited to the current marketing network in China. Tourism Australia has specially trained the travel agents in China to sell tour packages to high-yielding clients. Agreements have also been entered into between Tourism Australia and China’s three largest airlines, i.e. China Southern Airline, China Eastern Airline and Air China. Clearly the Malcolm government has been doing a great job to increase the country’s ability to take on more flights and tourists, more tourist visa grants and developing & intensifying its international marketing. Australia is growing its global tourism market share, which has been identified as one of the five key National Investment Priorities. 

According to the official figure by Tourism Australia, more Chinese visitors visited Australia within first 11 months in 2015 than in 2014 (21% increase). Number of Chinese visitors is set to double by 2020 and Australia needs to be prepared for this growth.

A newly-open Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China is the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)’s latest step to deal with the increasing growth of Chinese visitors. Streamlining visa application process, on the other hand, is another way to make things easier for Chinese tourists to come to Australia, which will support continued growth into the future.

Even so, applying for an Australian tourist visa could sometimes become a frustration. Applicants who are unable to demonstrate ties with their country of residence (for example, family, finance, employment) may raise doubt of whether they would return to their home country before visa expires. Without sufficient supporting evidence, the case officer may easily come to the conclusion of refusing the visitor visa, and subsequently affect your travel plan as a whole.

To avoid any possible disaster, you are advised to seek for professional assistance. To make sure you or your family’s visitor visa is on safe hands, give us a call on +61 3 9078 6819 or email us on team@thinkvisa.com.au to discuss your situation or visit our website on http://www.thinkvisa.com.au.

 

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