According to reports from the beginning of May, tourists from China are set to spend an increased 84 percent by 2017, helped partly by simplified visa rules.
At present, it is estimated that tourists from China account for 2.7 percent of total tourism spending within the UK, with an estimated 149,000 Chinese tourists entering the UK each year.
However, the latest figures, compiled as part of a report on tourist dynamics, have suggested that by 2017 tourists entering the UK from China will spend £1 billion a year; whilst the UK can also expect to see strong growth in Chinese tourism spending as a result to simplify the visa application process.
Some of the changes which are set to see an increase in Chinese tourists coming to the UK, include a “super priority” visa application for Chinese business visitors, and a scheme which will allow Chinese tourists apply for a UK visa using a “Schengen” single application form – two measures announced by the Chancellor, George Osborne, during October last year.
Whilst the latest figures have suggested that the expenditure from Chinese tourists within the UK is set to increase significantly over the coming years; for those who are facing difficulties with their tourist visas; our immigration solicitors at Howe+Co can help.
Our solicitors have been leading specialists within all sectors of immigration law for a number of years; and through our experience within the sector, we are able to assist in a range of tourist visa matters – whilst we also have extensive experience of appearing at immigration tribunals, ensuring the best outcome for our clients.