China drives tourism growth in APAC
Chinese tourists ranked number one for the most outbound trips made in the first half of 2017, with approximately 62.03 million trips around the world, according to CNTA.
According to the Mastercard Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2017, the top three destinations by international overnight arrivals in the region are Bangkok, Tokyo and Singapore.
Chinese tourists ranked number one for the most outbound trips made in the first half of 2017, with approximately 62.03 million trips around the world according to the China National Tourism Administration. China, therefore, remains the largest main feeder market, both on a global level and within the region.
Also comprising the top number of arrivals specifically in each of these cities, Chinese tourist arrivals comprised 28%, 22% and 15%, respectively, of the total number of arrivals to Thailand, Japan and Singapore in the second quarter of this year.
Chinese tourists will continue to increase and remain a driver of the tourism industry and the hotel market.
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