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Chinese tourists poised to soon become California Central Coast's #1 international demographic

Hearst Castle, San Simeon is one of the top draws for tourists from China
Thomas Wilmer

Ten years ago, Chinese tourists visiting the Central Coast was a blip on the screen. Today, China is the number two inbound demographic, close behind Canada and Mexico. It’s anticipated that Chinese tourists will soon become number one demographic. Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Chuck Davison, President and CEO of Visit San Luis Obispo County about the explosive growth and distinctive cultural dynamics of visitors from China. 

Humpback whale fluke off Cayucos, CA Coast
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Chinese tourists love the natural beauty of the Central Coast maritime world

Davison also talks about the commencement of Alaska Airlines' daily flights between San Luis Obispo and Seattle this spring, as well as a growing demand for a regional conference center.

Chuck Davison, CEO & President Visit San Luis Obispo County
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Chuck Davison, CEO & President Visit San Luis Obispo County
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