TOURISM: China outbound scale is expected to exceed 115 million people
In 2014, the scale of China’s outbound tourism is expected to refresh the record, more than 115 million people. When the 25th, China National Tourism Administration Shao Qiwei of the U.S. Embassy attended a tourism promotion activities in Beijing, given this data.
According to statistics, in 2013 the total number of outbound Chinese citizens to 98.19 million passengers. A report recently released by the China Tourism Research Institute pointed out that last year, China is further consolidating its role as the world’s largest outbound tourist market and the largest outbound tourism consumption country.
Shao Qiwei said that, from January to May, Chinese citizens traveling abroad increased by 18.8% over last year. Click to increase expected this year, Chinese citizens traveling abroad to more than 115 million people.
Among them, the number of tourists from China to the United States since 2008 ushered in rapid growth. Shao Qiwei said that in 2008 the two countries the size of two-way communication staff of 256 million people, and by 2013 had grown to 405 million.
In Chinese citizens outbound enthusiasm, while tourist arrivals in 2013 fell slightly year on year. In this regard, Shao Qiwei also pointed out that Chinese citizens traveling abroad is growing rapidly, while inbound tourists last year, but declined.
For the above, said Shao Qiwei, welcome more American friends travel to China, while encouraging Chinese citizens going abroad outbound tourism policy will not change.