Country location: Australia
Grantee: University of South Australia
China is Australia's most valuable inbound tourist market and Chinese visitors have significantly contributed to the Australian economy. While economic benefits remain the core of the China-Australia tourism relations, the increased volumes of tourist flows between the two countries can bring more benefits beyond economic areas. These include, but are not limited to, enhancing public (people-to-people) diplomacy, promoting cultural understanding and exchanges, reducing ideological conflicts and bias, and improving societal wellbeing in both countries. The Australia-China Tourism Forum is the first of its kind to enable dialogues between key tourism stakeholders of the two countries. Leading figures in academia, industry, and government in both countries will be invited to share their views and perspectives on a wide range of issues pertaining to China-Australia tourism relations. The Forum is a platform to strengthen Australia-China relations and mutual understanding through tourism.
Australia-China Tourism Forum, Adelaide, 15 to 17 December 2016
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Australia-China Council grant offer: $20,000 plus $2,000 GST
Total project value: $63,472