China’s Outbound Tourists & Spending Remaining 1st in The World
- On September 19, 2019
- China outbound tourism, China outbound tourist, China outbound travel
China’s National Day is approaching, and the heat of outbound travel continues to heat up. According to the comparison of travel platform bookings and previous years’ data, 60% of Chinese tourists choose to travel abroad. Japan and Thailand are the most popular.
Over the years, China has continued to be the world’s largest outbound travel market. Recently, a report issued by the National Bureau of Statistics of China pointed out that the number of Chinese outbound tourists and overseas tourism expenditures ranked first in the world.
In 1995-2017, the number of outbound tourists increased from 5 million to 143 million, with an average annual increase of 17%. In 1995, China ranked 17th in the world for outbound tourists. In 2013, it ranked first in the world for the first time. In 2014-2017, it ranked first in the world. China has become the world’s largest outbound travel market.
In terms of outbound tourism expenditures, China’s outbound tourism expenditures also increased significantly in 1995-2017. In 1995, China’s outbound tourism expenditure ranked 25th in the world, ranking second in the world in 2013 and ranking first in the world in 2014-2017.
According to a report released by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently, China’s outbound tourism expenditure in 2018 was US$277 billion, ranking first in the world. It is predicted that by 2027, the number of passport holders in China will reach 300 million, accounting for 20% of the total population.
In addition, the number of inbound tourists and international tourism revenues in China are also increasing year by year. In 2018, the number of inbound tourists and international tourism revenues ranked in the top ten in the world.