South Australia notes Chinese visitor potential; cruise season to feature 67 cruise ship visits

    South Australian Tourism Commission Rodney Harrex, via its official YouTube account, stated (16-Oct-2017) it was a “good” 3Q2017 for the state, while noting that the state welcomed 6.6 million domestic and international visitors in the 12 months to 30-Jun-2017. Chinese expenditure and visitor growth has been “phenomenal”, with Mr Harrex noting that China is now the second largest visitor market for the state. He welcomed the launch of the vwai app for the Chinese market, which has made it easier for South Australian businesses to engage and interact with this core market. Over 850 South Australian businesses are part of the pilot phase. Mr Harrex also noted that the cruise season starts in Oct-2017, with 67 cruise ship visits scheduled with capacity of just over 159,000 passengers and crew. [more – YouTube video]