More and more Chinese travelers tend to spend their vacation in foreign countries, and the U.S is one popular destination for them. In terms of the number of entries and consumption of Chinese travelers in the U.S, Brandusa estimates China is going to be the largest inbound tourism market for the U.S in 2018.
At present, China is the 7th inbound tourism market for the US, and Canada ranks top by the number of entries and consumption in the U.S.
China outbound tourists on average spent RMB 20,000 (US$3,252) during travel per person according to a report released at Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit.
In 2013, the number of Chinese travelers to the U.S exceeded 1.8 million with an increase of 22.5% from the same period of 2012 according to data of the U.S commerce department. In addition to the larger number of Chinese travelers in the U.S, their total spend exceeded us$9.8 billion and average spend was near US$5,400, which was 21% more than other travelers from other countries in 2013. Besides transportation, the major spend was shopping and catering in the U.S among Chinese travelers.
Chris Thompson, the CEO of Brandusa said, “Chinese travelers stay in the U.S for the longest time (average 7 to 13 days), longer than any other foreign travelers.” 46% of Chinese travelers would make California the first place to visit while 33% of them chose New York for the first according to the research of Brandusa.
With China’s large population, life quality improvement as well as the rise of personal income, Chinese travelers’ need for outbound travel will be stronger than ever. 60% of Chinese respondents would list the U.S as one of their traveling destinations and 59% of respondents will plan to visit the U.S within one year according to the research of Brandusa.
Thompson estimated that the number of Chinese travelers to the U.S will be larger with convenience of outbound tourism as well as powerful marketing of travel agencies and airlines.
From 2013 to 2019, the compound growth rate of the number of Chinese travelers to the U.S will be 18.1%, estimated by the U.S commerce department; in 2019, the number of Chinese travelers will be 4.91 million.