200,000 Chinese Nationals Visit Nigeria In 2016
The 2016 travel statistics for Africa indicate that 200,000 Chinese itizens visited Nigeria in 2016, making the country the destination with the highest number of Chinese outbound visitors to Africa in the year under review.
The report was released on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the 59th Conference of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, Commission for Africa and High Level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourists to Africa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, led the Nigerian delegation to the conference.
According to the report, Nigeria is ahead of other acclaimed tourist destinations like Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia and the Gambia.
It stated that there were 157 million Chinese outbound visitors globally in the year in review out of which 3.2 million came to Africa and $260 billion was spent on the whole.
Reacting to the report, the minister said that comparatively, it is an indication that the tourism sector is picking up in the country
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