China's railway network saw about 592 million passenger trips during the summer travel peak, which ran from July 1 to August 31, data from China Railway Corporation showed Friday.
Inbound tourism to the United States is important, so if fewer visas are being granted, it’s probably not good for American businesses.
Chinese are increasingly willing to spend on travel, especially trips around the country, and increasing incomes and paid vacations will continue to fuel their enthusiasm.
Ctrip projects all time high tourism traffic in the upcoming golden week, at more than 650 million trips for domestic travel and over 6 million trips for outbound travel.
China would no longer limit international routes for many long-range destinations to a single airline if a new regulation being drafted by the country's aviation authority were to take effect.
As many as 600 million people are involved in China’s sharing economy, with the value of transactions estimated at $500 billion.
China will soon operate the world’s fastest train, knocking an hour off the 1,318km Beijing-Shanghai journey. Train travelers who booked through Tuniu rose 113% in the first seven months of 2017.
Top overseas universities are reporting record numbers of Chinese tourists this summer as more middle-class Chinese “tiger” parents try to expose their children to wider academic horizons.
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