The new facility will be the first in any Disney park worldwide to be based on Zootopia, and it will be Shanghai Disney's eighth themed zone.
Visitors from four East Asian markets including 7.5 million from South Korea (+5.6%), 4.8 million from Taiwan (+4.2%) and 2.2 million from Hong Kong (-1.1%) accounted for around 70% of the total.
Haichang Ocean Park Holdings has officially started its Sanya Haichang Fantasy Town Project three weeks after a "soft" launch.
China's leading mobile payment supplier, Wechat Pay, has teamed with Paris-based department Le BHV Marais, to help European businesses connect with growing Chinese tourists.
Among all tourism sectors, entertainment services witnessed the most rapid increase, 17.2 percent, followed by travel and catering services.
Aside from promoting lesser-known destinations, EU-China Tourism Year 2018 is also aimed to improve travel and tourism experiences for Chinese tourists.
At 50 hotels in Australia and New Zealand, AccorHotels has embedded Chinese Optimum Services Standards to cater for the growing inbound market from China.
Recently, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly kicked off a tourism campaign to offer more distinctive travel experiences to Chinese visitors.
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