Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who recently visited China, announced new tourism initiatives to create a stronger and more stable long-term relationship with China by boosting cultural exchanges and the two-way flow of tourists. Canada and China will make 2018 the Year of Canada-China Tourism. Both countries will facilitate tourism promotion activities in Canada and China, including, for example, the Canada China International Film Festival in Montréal. Canada will open seven additional visa application centers in China to help serve a growing number of Chinese tourists who are crossing the Pacific to explore Canada. Chinese travelers are currently able to fly to Canada from 11 cities in China.