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Creature comforts: China's affluent middle class has created a tourism boom Image: REUTERS/Thomas Peter - RTS14F4T

Tiffany Misrahi

Vice-President of Policy, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)


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Giant panda cubs play with decorations during an event to celebrate China's Lunar New Year in a research base in Ya'an, Sichuan province, China January 11, 2017. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTX2YG71
Giant panda cubs play with decorations celebrating China's Lunar New Year Image: REUTERS
The city wall surrounding the ancient city of Pingyao in Shanxi province is decorated with traditional red lanterns to celebrate the Lunar Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse, February 10, 2002. Pingyao, a thriving merchant town and china's financial headquarters 200 years ago during the Qing dynasty, is surrounded by a completely intact 6 km-long and 450-year-old Ming dynasty-era city wall. The city, which dates back 2,700 years, has preserved most of its Ming and Qing dynasty houses and streets. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World heritage Site in 1997. - RTXL272
The city wall surrounding the ancient city of Pingyao in Shanxi province
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