China becomes world's largest outbound travel market
China has become "the world's largest outbound tourism market" and "the world's fourth largest tourist destination", according to the country's tourism authority.
China has become "the world's largest outbound tourism market and the world's fourth largest tourist destination", China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) said at a press conference on December 26, reported thepaper.cn.
Tourism has become a pillar of China's national economy. In 2015, China's tourism industry accounted for 10.8% of the national economy.
Data from CNTA shows that in 2015, China's total tourism revenue reached RMB 4.13 trillion, and tourists took 4 billion domestic trips, along with 117 million trips abroad.
China attracted 134 million inbound travelers, and tourism foreign exchange earnings amounted to about USD 113.65 billion.
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