Chinese travellers still face to VISA
China officials can not forget his first visit to the South of France in 2007 – but it is not the beautiful beaches that linger in the memory. What the 37-year -old remembers most clearly is the arduous process she had to go for tourist visa for her, her husband and their two – year – old child for a two week vacation . It was presented to the French embassy more than a dozen documents: contracts torque employment, recent transactions of credit cards, certificate of ownership of a car and deed of the birth of the child and the itinerary , including round-trip air tickets and hotel reservations . ” I had to get all certified authentic documents , which was very annoying . I also had to plan my itinerary and book hotels in advance
Documents : 1 month to get ready
It took him a month to get the documents ready and another week before visas were issued . That is why it is excited by reports last weekend that France is the simplification of visa approvals for Chinese citizens , who will have to wait two days . France joins a growing list of countries that have relaxed or waived visa requirements to attract more tourists – spending in the world.
Some 20 countries, including the United States , Singapore and Australia have taken steps such as authorization of visa applications online , reducing approval times and provide multiple entry visas , said Professor Wang Xingbin , tourism expert . Last month , Thailand said it was mulling on mutual visa exemption agreement with China. Britain has also eased visa rules to allow certain groups of Chinese tourists to use the same form for a Schengen visa allows travel to 25 other European countries. In this way, they do not need to have an independent British visa. Mauritius has adopted a policy without a visa this month for the Chinese, whose stay does not exceed 30 days.
In Korea progress !
Progress, in Korea and Thailand …
in part, comes from efforts by the Chinese government to facilitate travel abroad for its inhabitants , many of whom are frustrated that their passports are not related to the status of China as the second largest economy in the world . Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his visit to France , China has set up 35 centers visa overseas service whose mission is not only to attract more foreign tourists, but also to make it easier for Chinese nationals to travel. He promised that his ministry would do more to increase the ” potential gold ” Chinese passport. Is it successful? After all, it is not without reason that many countries have raised barriers , given the widely publicized cases of abuse, such as pregnant women trying to give birth abroad so that the baby can get foreign nationality. The Bangkok Post last month published a commentary entitled ” More Chinese tourists is not the greatest idea ,” listing as reasons the inappropriate behavior of Chinese tourists , and the probability of overstaying and getting involved in crime . Distrust why the Chinese passport remains one of the least welcome worldwide . A world ranking by Henley & Partners consultation showed that Chinese citizens enjoy visa-free travel for only 44 countries. Topping the list are those with passports from Britain , Finland and Sweden , which enjoy visa-free entry to 173 of 219 destinations. At No. 2 is the United States, Denmark , Germany and Luxembourg, with 172. Singapore is sixth with 163. Deploring the disadvantages of a Chinese passport , the daily Beijing News , in an editorial on Sunday , urged the Foreign Ministry to do more to alleviate these fears among the other countries of potential impacts of the visa regime for nationals Chinese relaxation. Noting that visa policies are usually reciprocal , the newspaper said China , which is known to exert a strict policy of offering 15-day visa free stay only to Singapore, Brunei and Japan should take the initiative also to exploit the advantages such as trade. Beijing resident Ren Donghua , 41, who quit his job in a foreign embassy this year and now travels with her husband, businessman, wants the government to do more . She said: “Our passport is quite an inferior picture of the status of China as a big country. The government should do more to make it easier for us to travel abroad.
former director of the Institute for Tourism Research at the University of International Studies in Beijing, believes that things can only get better , Chinese tourists are becoming too big to ignore group . Chinese tourists are now the biggest spending tourists and account for a quarter of the world’s luxury goods sold worldwide . The number this year is expected to exceed 90 million , with expenditures expected to reach about 120 billion U.S. dollars. ” In foreign countries , especially those facing economic difficulties , Chinese tourists are undoubtedly a” purse marketplace ,