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Soaring Chinese tourism means big money for U.S. cities

Visitors from China spent $33 billion in the U.S. in 2016, a figure sure to rise There’s a Chinese proverb that says “traveling thousands of miles is better than reading thousands of books.” In the United States, as China’s long economic boom gives more and more tourists the ability to travel overseas, that sentiment is making a huge financial impact on cities. “Chinese tourism is a big deal for Los Angeles,” says Kathy Smits, the city’s vice president of international tourism.
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