TOURISM: China outbound scale is expected to exceed 115 million people

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.

Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists

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.



Chinese exit visa consulate price list

Chinese exit visa consulate price list

Ctrip announced exit visas for Chinese tourists, “the consulate price list”, including the world’s Top 47 countries and regions, the minimum charge is $ 0 consular leaving users wonder.

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Reporters learned that this is the first of a visa, “the consulate price list”, covering almost the most popular outbound destination. Earlier charges of domestic visa agency did not inform the consulate price and the agency fee. Insiders said that when visitors visa agency quoted simply subtract the release of “consulate price”, the service fee is charged by the agency.

In this list, the reporter found that the visa fee rates charged by the country of destination for Chinese tourists vary, largely based on the complexity of the procedure and the travel distance is divided into several categories: the nearest Korean consulate price at 200 million, of which Okinawa individual tourist visas and consulates price is $ 0; countries in Southeast Asia are mostly cost 100-200 yuan; European countries are generally more than 500 yuan; United States is 1008 yuan.