Chinese travel industry tour group visits Nevada City

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:

“We just completed a fam tour of Gold Country for China Visit USA, with some dramatic surprises for both our Chinese and California participants,” said Lex Matteini, press manager of the Nevada City Chamber. “Here we’re being informed that this pair of antique banners, part of a private collection of Chinese Gold Rush artifacts, is signed by a Ming Emperor. We expect increasing interest in Gold Country among independent travelers from China, especially as we digitize our history and make it accessible to Chinese netizens.”

Lex added: ” Thanks Jeff Pelline co-sponsor of the China Visit Tour Jason Lu fam trip.”

Our magazine, Sierra FoodWineArt, was glad to make a cash donation to help make this visit possible. We think it has real potential. This marks an historic first for Nevada City to be included as a feature destination, along with Yosemite, for the largest and fastest-growing segment of overseas visitors to California. In 2015, more visitors came to California from China than from Australia, Japan, or any European country.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

One thought on “Chinese travel industry tour group visits Nevada City”

  1. Thanks for co-sponsoring this, Jeff.
    The fellow in the foreground is wearing red and black. Could he be a Chapter 10 Clamper?

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