About 30 million people are expected to go on a cruise this year, up nearly 70 per cent from a decade ago. Photo: AFP

Chinese tourist-led cruise ship boom sails into troubled environmental waters

  • China cruise market now second largest in the world after the US
  • But new ‘monster liners’ are fuelling fears of air and ocean contamination
Topic |   Environment

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About 30 million people are expected to go on a cruise this year, up nearly 70 per cent from a decade ago. Photo: AFP
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Chinese tourists shop in downtown Los Angeles. Photo: TNS

Chinese tourists still love Los Angeles despite overall decline in visits to US

  • Travel and hospitality businesses say the stream of visitors from China has been helped by their efforts to promote the city on Chinese social media
  • They also say that Los Angeles is still a top destination because of its reputation as the entertainment capital of the world
Topic |   Chinese tourists

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Chinese tourists shop in downtown Los Angeles. Photo: TNS
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