1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:02,810 UNSV.COM - For Learning English and Much More... 2 00:00:02,810 --> 00:00:06,970 Visitors to Los Angeles find countless movie studios, 3 00:00:06,970 --> 00:00:09,300 endless stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 4 00:00:09,300 --> 00:00:12,590 and a constant flow of Chinese tourists. 5 00:00:12,590 --> 00:00:18,260 "Los Angeles, we are the city in the United States 6 00:00:18,260 --> 00:00:20,110 that more Chinese come to 7 00:00:20,110 --> 00:00:22,340 than any other city in the States." 8 00:00:22,340 --> 00:00:25,380 Mark Liberman is with the Los Angeles Tourism 9 00:00:25,380 --> 00:00:26,350 and Convention Board says 10 00:00:26,350 --> 00:00:28,640 there has been a steady increase 11 00:00:28,640 --> 00:00:30,170 in the number of Chinese tourists 12 00:00:30,170 --> 00:00:31,930 visiting Los Angeles. 13 00:00:31,930 --> 00:00:33,810 Other popular destinations include San Francisco, 14 00:00:33,810 --> 00:00:35,920 New York,and Washington, D.C. 15 00:00:35,920 --> 00:00:38,810 More than 1 million Chinese tourists 16 00:00:38,810 --> 00:00:40,770 visited the United States last year. 17 00:00:40,770 --> 00:00:43,340 Says economist Ferdinando Guerra. 18 00:00:43,340 --> 00:00:47,680 "It is a nearly 40 percent increase from 2010 to 2011." 19 00:00:48,710 --> 00:00:51,340 L.A-based Shine Tours for example, 20 00:00:51,340 --> 00:00:54,150 has seen an almost 30% increase this year 21 00:00:54,150 --> 00:00:56,270 in tour groups from China. 22 00:00:56,270 --> 00:00:58,180 Says company President Joseph Chi: 23 00:00:58,180 --> 00:01:00,310 "All the China Passport holder, 24 00:01:00,310 --> 00:01:03,170 they thought the United States 25 00:01:03,170 --> 00:01:05,750 is their dream country they would like to visit." 26 00:01:05,750 --> 00:01:08,370 The growth of China's middle class 27 00:01:08,370 --> 00:01:10,610 means more people can travel overseas. 28 00:01:10,610 --> 00:01:12,730 Like most Chinese tourists in the U.S, 29 00:01:12,730 --> 00:01:15,590 Liu Weiyan came on a tourist group. 30 00:01:15,590 --> 00:01:17,470 "The U.S was established 31 00:01:17,470 --> 00:01:19,980 with a spirit of independence and competition. 32 00:01:19,980 --> 00:01:21,930 I want to come and take a look." 33 00:01:21,930 --> 00:01:23,340 The number of Chinese tourists 34 00:01:23,340 --> 00:01:25,050 has been increasing steadily, 35 00:01:25,050 --> 00:01:26,950 but especially this year 36 00:01:26,950 --> 00:01:28,400 because the U.S government 37 00:01:28,400 --> 00:01:30,310 streamlined the Visa Application Process. 38 00:01:30,310 --> 00:01:33,480 Says Steven Chou of Universal Studios Hollywood: 39 00:01:33,480 --> 00:01:34,750 "From my perspective, 40 00:01:34,750 --> 00:01:37,170 from the Universal Studio Hollywood, 41 00:01:37,170 --> 00:01:38,720 we are definitely looking for ways to 42 00:01:38,720 --> 00:01:41,300 really enhance experience of the Chinese guests." 43 00:01:42,750 --> 00:01:43,910 At Universal, 44 00:01:43,910 --> 00:01:45,390 there's a studio tour in mandarin 45 00:01:45,390 --> 00:01:47,600 led by mandarin speaking employees 46 00:01:47,600 --> 00:01:49,690 and maps of the film park in Chinese. 47 00:01:49,690 --> 00:01:51,890 "Look, this is a Chinese pamphlet. 48 00:01:51,890 --> 00:01:54,520 Universal Studio Hollywood also has restaurants 49 00:01:54,520 --> 00:01:56,460 that not only serve burgers and fries, 50 00:01:56,460 --> 00:01:58,900 but also Chinese food." 51 00:01:58,900 --> 00:02:00,710 The Montage Beverly Hills 52 00:02:00,710 --> 00:02:02,400 caters to its Chinese guests 53 00:02:02,400 --> 00:02:04,560 with Chinese tee in the hotel rooms, 54 00:02:04,560 --> 00:02:06,030 handwriting notes in Chinese 55 00:02:06,030 --> 00:02:08,100 and Mandarin-speaking staff. 56 00:02:08,100 --> 00:02:09,720 Many of the hotels, 57 00:02:09,720 --> 00:02:12,040 Chinese clients shop on Rodeo Drive, 58 00:02:12,040 --> 00:02:13,950 famous for its luxury goods. 59 00:02:13,950 --> 00:02:16,160 Says General Manager Hermann Elger: 60 00:02:16,160 --> 00:02:18,600 "And our retail partners on Rodeo tell us 61 00:02:18,600 --> 00:02:20,830 they are the largest segment of the shoppers as, 62 00:02:20,830 --> 00:02:22,470 as of this year." 63 00:02:22,470 --> 00:02:25,400 "The Chinese actually spend more than double 64 00:02:25,400 --> 00:02:28,420 the average international visitor in California." 65 00:02:28,420 --> 00:02:30,650 Chinese tourists are contributing 66 00:02:30,650 --> 00:02:32,820 billions of dollars to the U.S economy 67 00:02:32,820 --> 00:02:36,060 which translates into more American jobs. 68 00:02:36,060 --> 00:02:37,990 The number of tourists from China 69 00:02:37,990 --> 00:02:40,600 is expected to double at 2016. 70 00:02:40,600 --> 00:02:44,160 Subtitled by www.unsv.com.