The countries that saw the most direct economic impact in 2018 include: the United States ($33.8 billion), France ($10.8 billion), and Spain ($6.9 billion).
The most popular direct route in 2018 was Shanghai-Paris which saw 265,000 passengers.
The share of the Chinese tourists visiting Los Angeles while in the U.S. grew from 35% in 2017 to 41% last year.
The two companies have worked together since 2015 when 3Mundi became part of Flight Centre's FCM Travel Solutions network as an independent licensee for the markets of France and Switzerland.
The co-branded hotels have a bright future, with the potential to extend to more than 30 properties across EMEA.
Chinese travelers are the world’s largest outbound travel market. With the launch of Helsinki’s WeChat collaboration, it seems the days of asking them to pay cash in a destination are numbered.
The estimate is a downgrade from its earlier forecast of a 3 percent drop in sales, reflecting a weaker outlook.
With flight bookings up by 3,402 (13%) year-on-year, China was the fastest growing top ten long-haul destinations for UK travelers compared to the same period the previous year.
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