About 2 million Chinese visited France last year, and the number was expected to reach 5 million in recent years. Chinese tourists increased by 50% on a year-on-year base in Q1 2015.
In 2014, over 100 million Chinese travelled abroad. Japan, South Korea, the United States and some European countries were popular tourism destinations.
Chinese tourists had made great contributions in French tourism, and become the second largest inbound country of France. The first was the European market. Because of the devaluation of the currency and economic crisis, Russian, Japanese, the Netherlands and German tourists to France dropped. Due to the growth of Chinese tourists, the number of foreign visitors in France could maintain the growth last year.
Chinese outbound tourism to France is still in the developing stage. China would become France’s largest source of tourists in the next few years with an annual visit about 5 million person-trips as expected.