Free independent travellers (FITs) have been revealed as being responsible for almost all growth in Chinese outbound tourist numbers in 2017, according to a China Outbound Travel Pulse series.
According to CNTA, the total revenue in tourism increased by 13.6% to RMB 4.69 trillion, and the tourism industry in China has contributed RMB 8.19 trillion or 11.01% to GDP in 2016.
Encouraged by improved air links Tourism Malaysia is stepping up efforts to tap tourist traffic from second- and third-tier Chinese cities while maintaining marketing efforts in the first-tier ones.
Visits by overseas tourists to China's Hainan Province reached 887,000 between January and October, up 57.1 percent year on year.
High-price trips grew nearly twice as much as global travel did in general over the past years – most luxury travelers come from the USA and China.
Two weeks after China and South Korea formally announced plans to recover their relationship, there are immediate signs of improvement, such as advertisements for airlines and travel agencies.
China's theme park market is set to become the world's largest by 2020, surpassing the United States and Japan, according to estimates by consulting company Euromonitor International.
Ctrip has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Tourism Western Australia, this marks the start of a partnership aimed at connecting Chinese travelers to the emerging Western Australia.
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