China’s Ambassador to Barbados would like more done to promote this country as a pleasure destination for his countrymen.

Yan Xiusheng says 100 million Chinese travel to far off destinations in a leisure capacity, many of them retirees, but few know the Caribbean.

He found this a challenge even though travel between Bridgetown and China was recently made much easier, he noted this during a presentation of 2 Segways to Police at Roebuck St;-

The envoy says if Barbados had a direct flight from China, then the trend could be reversed – he says when those Chinese who do want to see the Caribbean have to use New York as a layover which means an added expense of a US visa.

However the ambassador observed his fellow diplomats in Beijing need to be made aware of here as a pleasure destination;-

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