Chinese make up largest tourism source market in Asia-Pacific region
Foreign visitor arrivals to the Asia-Pacific region will constitute 73% of total arrivals to the region, pushing up total arrivals by 6% to around 550 million trips in 2014, according to PATA.
Foreign visitor arrivals to the Asia-Pacific region will constitute 73% of total trips in the region, pushing up total arrivals by 6% to around 550 million trips in 2014, according to the 2015 arrival monitoring data of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
Among the 44 Asia-Pacific destinations, 30 destinations received more than one million international arrivals and 12 destinations had in excess of 10 million international arrivals in 2014. China, USA, Hong Kong, Turkey and Macau were ranked the top five destinations in terms of international arrivals in 2015. Palau, Bhutan, Japan, Burma and Taiwan were the top five destinations with the highest growth in international arrivals, and Palau registered the highest growth at 34%.
Hong Kong, China and Macau were the top ranked visitor sources for the entire Asia-Pacific in that order while the top visitor source markets for south Asian destinations were China, India and the UK, and Singapore, China and Indonesia were top sources for Southeast Asian destinations. The west Asia had the most visitors from Germany, Russia and the UK. (Translation by David)