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From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

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May 15, 2017

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International travel to the Middle East took a major hit after the Arab Spring, falling by as much as one-third in Egypt, but Chinese tourists have proved to be the exception to the trend. Inbound travel to the region from China is sharply up, despite security risks and political uncertainty: more than half a million Chinese tourists visited Dubai last year, and the number of Chinese travelers to Egypt tripled to 200,000 over the past three years.

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