Vanuatu and China have sealed a cooperation Agreement on Air Services between the two countries. This historic agreement will attract almost 500,000 Chinese visitors per year and investors for Hotels & Resorts.
This was achieved yesterday morning when Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and the Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu, Zhou Haicheng, signed the Air Services Agreement at the Prime Minister’s Office in Port Vila, witnessed by officials from the PMO, the Chinese Embassy, Civil Aviation Authority and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities.
Long-awaited, Vanuatu's air services agreement with China was signed this week.— Dan McGarry (@dailypostdan) September 18, 2019
Tourism operators are betting big on the prospect of bringing in even a tiny percentage of the 100 million Chinese who travel overseas every year.
This signing was a major blow to America and Australia.— Eddyson Sekenyap (@eddysonsekenyap) September 19, 2019
The Vanuatu PM has signed an Air Services Agreement with Ambassador of the People's Republic of China. China is currently NZ and Australia's biggest tourism… https://t.co/PIb6c7Ymyd
While Australia is Vanuatu’s largest source market accounting for 52% total visitors in 2018, China (fourth largest source market) with 4000 visitors in 2018 is projected to increase tenfold over 10 years and challenge Australia for top spot. https://t.co/uYNTmoT4a6 #CAPAAnalysis pic.twitter.com/m20qALuYkQ— CAPA – Centre for Aviation (@CAPA_Aviation) September 4, 2019