Chinese Crowd Out Kiwis in Record Australia Tourism Binge: Chart

It’s official: the Chinese love Australia. Tourist trips to the land Down Under from the mainland and Hong Kong keep reaching record highs -- up 21 percent in the year through May -- and have overtaken New Zealanders as the No. 1 visitor. A weaker Aussie dollar has driven the surge, helping steer the economy toward services industries as a mining-investment boom unwinds.