Changes to UK visa regime for Chinese tourists – BATA statement

October 21st, 2015

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of changes to visitor visas for Chinese tourists, Nathan Stower, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association, said:

“Making it easier and more convenient for high-spending Chinese visitors to come to the UK could be the dictionary definition of a no-brainer. Today’s announcement is another important step in the right direction and the Prime Minister deserves much credit for recognising the importance of this issue.

“We will continue to encourage the Government to go further to increase the competitiveness of the UK’s visa system in China and other important markets like India, including early implementation of their plans to reduce the cost of a 10 year multiple entry visit visa from to £822 to £85. UK airlines will continue to play their part in attracting these high value tourists to our shores.”


21 October 2015