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About New Zealand and China !New Zealand is famous for its landscape, and among the tourist attractions of the country are two glaciers that are both surprising and unusual because they snake down the mountain in a temperate rainforest, which makes them easy to people to walk up to the view. But Fox and Franz Josef glaciers melted at a pace as it has become too dangerous for tourists hiking on them from the bottom of the valley, ending a tradition that goes back a century. With the persistence of warm weather this year, there are no signs of a recovery, and scientists say it is another example of how climate change has an impact on the environment.
New Zealand travel industry is boomingThe Tourism industry in New Zealand is booming and nearly 1 million people last year flocked to get a glimpse of glaciers and spectacular valleys they carved. But the only way to set foot on them now is to fly them by helicopter
Tour operators offer flights and glaciers guided walks, although the logistics limit per year to 80,000 tourists, half the number that once raised from the valley floor. Until another 150,000 people each year take scenic flights landing briefly above glaciers. "It is the uniqueness, the rawness of the environment", which attracts tourists from Australia, North America, Europe and, increasingly, China, said Rob Jewell, president of Country Tourism Group Glacier. Flying in the field Unesco world heritage comes with its own risks, highlighted in November when a tourist helicopter crashed on the Fox Glacier, killing all seven on board. Sitting near the base of the Franz Josef glacier, Wayne Costello, director of district operations for the Department of Conservation, said that when he arrived there eight years, the rock was perched on were buried under tons of ice. Instead, the glacier is now coming to an end at 800 meters above the valley.
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Chinese Consumers!Consumers in China fueled a boom travel and tourism last year, despite the country's economic slowdown. Chinese tourists spent $ 215bn outside of mainland China in 2015, according to figures released Monday by the World Travel & Tourism Council, an increase of 53 percent from the $ 140 billion spent in 2014.
However in China, the surge in the number and amazing spending power of middel kindsdom outbound tourists is not lifting "all boats".
The global Tourism Bureau requires investment quality. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut and paste the article. See our Ts & Cs and Copyright Policy for more details. While Chinese outbound tourism has experienced strong growth in recent years, the figures represent a strong acceleration as the first graph. "[China] outbound tourism is growing like crazy," said David Scowsill, President and CEO of WTTC. "There were significant shocks last year in the stock market and the currency, but it did not slow the growth of travel and tourism. Once people started to travel, they are reluctant to give up this. " However, the surge in outbound Chinese tourism has expanded the country's trade deficit in the sector. The number of foreign tourists visiting China increased slightly to 56.9m in 2015, an increase of only 2.2 percent in two years, according to the World Organization of United Nations Tourism. Preliminary figures from the same body