Short-term arrivals in Australia from China overtook those from New Zealand in 2017. Photo: AFP
Mingming Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Mingming Cheng

Australia needs Chinese visitors: economic impact of coronavirus travel ban could be huge

  • China is now Australia’s largest source of international visitors, with Chinese travellers helping create 0.6 per cent of the country’s annual GDP
  • The coronavirus travel ban came at just the right time to disrupt the plans of thousands of Chinese students coming or returning to Australia

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Short-term arrivals in Australia from China overtook those from New Zealand in 2017. Photo: AFP
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