5 Oct 2017

New Caledonia tourism gets China boost

6:54 pm on 5 October 2017

New Caledonia's tourism sector has been given a boost by China, according the French territory approved destination status.

New Caledonia

New Caledonia Photo: RNZ Pacific

The designation means that selected Chinese tour operators can organise group travel while having a control mechanism to guarantee safe and reliable tourism services for their Chinese customers.

The measure was announced by China's ambassador to France Zhai Jun during a visit to Noumea where he met the caretaker vice president Jean-Louis d'Anglebermes.

Several Pacific Islands countries have been added to the list in the past decade, including Papua New Guinea.

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