2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year

The U.S. National Travel and Tourism Strategy set a goal of welcoming 100 million international visitors to the United States by the end of 2021. As the second largest source of spending on U.S. travel and tourism, China is essential to achieving this goal. In 2014, Chinese visitors spent $24 billion traveling to U.S. cities, ...
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Ambassador Baucus Remarks at the U.S.-China Tourism Year Closing Event

Good evening everyone! Thank you to the China National Tourism Administration for hosting tonight’s event. It’s great to be here with my friends Secretary Pritzker, Vice Premier Wang, Chairman Li, Ambassador Cui, and Executive Director Craighead. I also want to thank everyone for joining us tonight to celebrate the thing that perhaps brings our two ...
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CBP Announces Additional Details about the Electronic Visa Update System

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today all People’s Republic of China passport holders carrying a 10-year visa will be required to have a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment when traveling to the United States beginning on November 29. EVUS is the online system used by nationals of the People’s Republic of ...
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CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollmentspress

Starting November 29, CBP Will Require EVUS Enrollments for Chinese National 10-Year Visa Holders before Traveling to the US Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa must possess a valid EVUS enrollment to travel to the United States   WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP will implement tomorrow, November 29, a ...
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New EVUS Requirements Explained to Local Travel Industry and Media Outlets

The U.S. Consulate Chengdu invited local travel industry representatives and media outlets to a briefing and detailed Q&A session on upcoming changes to U.S. travel regulations including the requirement for EVUS registration. BrandUSA representatives also promoted the U.S. as a tourist destination as part of the U.S.-China Tourism Year campaign.    
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Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Fact Sheet

Updated November 1, 2016 Background: In November 2014, the Governments of the United States and the People’s Republic of China entered into a reciprocal agreement to issue visitor and business travel visas (B1/B2, B1 and B2) with 10-year validity. That same agreement recognized that travelers would be required to periodically complete an online form updating ...
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CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollments

Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa will update their information every two years using EVUS WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the launch of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) website for early enrollments. All individuals with a People’s Republic of China issued passport bearing a 10-year B1/B2, B1 ...
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Consul General Promotes Travel to California

May 23, Shanghai – Consul General Hanscom Smith delivered opening remarks at an event held by Visit California, the state’s travel and tourism office. With support from the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Shanghai, over 200 people attended this travel and tourism event. At the event California announced and introduced four celebrity “Dreamer” ambassadors who ...
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Assistant Secretary Bond Promotes EVUS and U.S.-China Tourism

Apr. 15, Shanghai – Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond travelled to China to attend the annual U.S.-China bilateral Consular Dialogue, which was hosted by the Chinese Government. During her final stop in Shanghai, she sat for a group interview to emphasize the simple and inexpensive nature of the Electronic Visa ...
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U.S. and China to Launch 2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year

Thursday, February 25, 2016 Office of Public Affairs 202-482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov On Monday, February 29, the United States and China will launch the 2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year in Beijing at an opening ceremony hosted by Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the United States as a premiere travel destination to help maximize the economic and social benefits of increased ...
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Consul General Urges Students to “Visit USA” for Study Abroad

As part of the second phase of the Consulate’s year-long campaign to encourage travel to the United States from Southwest China, Consul General Raymond Greene headlined an event promoting study abroad in America on April 12. Specifically promoting campus visits and summer/winter camps at U.S. universities, the Consul General addressed a group of students, their ...
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Consulate Launches “Visit USA” Campaign

The Consulate announced its “Zou Qi Meiguo (Visit USA)” campaign at Raffles City on January 17 with a public event featuring a beach theme with hula dancers, ukulele player, and prizes such as city tours and free hotel stays in America. The event also provided information about transportation to and within the U.S., visas, and ...
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Linden Center Owner on Tourism that Protects Culture and the Environment

On November 19 at the Consulate, American owner and operator of the Linden Center Hotel near Dali, Brian Linden, discussed his own experiences attempting to promote a sustainable model of tourism in Southwest China. Linden talked about the importance of balancing economic development with important community goals of protecting the local culture and environment and ...
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