A good read with some themes previously covered here also on exchange rates and tourism deficits, and which refers to a probably paywalled post at
More importantly, Chinese tourists stay the longest and spend by far the most: $5.1 billion in the year to March, according to Tourism Australia data, or $7343 each — double what the Kiwis spend…That is possibly correct but perhaps not relevant to future trends. When I looked at this previously, not just here but in the U.S.A, the Chinese longer stay and spend was skewed by education, family travel, and perhaps less reputable sources. As they say in investment projections past performance should not be assumed as an indicator of future performance. As growth in Chinese tourism moves to the middle class expect this perhaps to revert towards the mean?