Australian tourism delegation heads to China on 22 Feb, 2017

Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, is visiting Beijing and Shanghai this week to advance the Australia China trade relationship and attend events marking the China Australia Year of Tourism. At the opening gala event Minister Ciobo appointed Chinese actor Wu Xiubo as Tourism Australia’s Ambassador for the year-long celebration. During the week Minister Ciobo also witnessed the signing of memorandums of understanding between Tourism Australia and Bank of China and Ctrip, China’s leading online travel agent. In addition, Minister Ciobo and the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, announced this week that Chinese nationals are now able to apply online for a visitor visa to make the process smoother and faster for Chinese visitors to Australia.

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