Record number of Chinese tourists for Tassie

Latest statistics show Tasmania is attracting a record number of Chinese tourists.

According to the Tasmanian Visitor Survey, 18,900 Chinese tourists spent time in the state in the year up to March, almost a 50 per cent increase from the previous year.

The increase further boosts the total number of visitors to the state, which is up 14 per cent to about 1.06 million.

The report further details that while here, tourists are spending more cash, increasing expenditure by 17 per cent to $1.7 billion.

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