KEY FACTS

The average Chinese visitor spends £1,688
France attracts eight times more Chinese visitors than the UK
VisitBritain estimates that Chinese visitors spend £184 million annually
The UK would earn an additional £1.2 billion annually 24,000 additional jobs would be created in the UK
Figures from the European Union and Visit Britain show that most Chinese visitors to Europe (93%) make the effort to go through the application process only once