Chinese travellers will be able to make repeat visits to Australia, with a current online visitor visa pilot extended to offer three-year, multiple entry visas to approved applicants.
The Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment said the government was determined to do what it can to help Australia capture more than its share of the rapidly growing Chinese tourist market.
“Chinese tourists are increasingly more discerning and looking for an authentic Australian experience. Repeat visitors are an increasingly important market sector as they tend to stay for longer periods and are higher yielding in terms of their spending,” Mr Robb said.
Last year, around 100 million Chinese left China for an overseas holiday and the figure is predicted to reach 200 million by 2020. Find out more.