China tourism revenue went up 15.1% to 54 trillion yuan in 2017 according to China Tourism Agency. Tourism industry contributed 91.3 trillion yuan to China’s GDP, accounting for 11.04% of GDP’s growth.
Chinese travelers went on over 5 billion person-trips, an increase of 12.8% year-on-year; inbound and outbound tourists took 270 million trips, a 3.7% year-on-year increase. In 2017, China tourism revenue went up 15.1% to 54 trillion yuan, of which US$ 123.4 billion was generated by international tourism.
Tourism industry contributed 91.3 trillion yuan to China’s GDP, accounting for 11.04% of GDP’s growth. Tourism directly created 28.25 million jobs and indirectly provided 51.65 million jobs, accounting for 10.28% of China’s total employment.
[REPORT] Chinese Travel Expenditure in 2017
In 2017, year-on-year growth in the online travel market in China hovered around 25%, lower than in years past, but still among the most rapid growth of any major economy.
According to the China National Tourism Administration, during the New Year’s Day holiday, a total of 133 million tourists traveled domestically, an increase of 11.08% over the same period of last year. Domestic tourism revenue reached 75.5 billion yuan (US$11.72 billion), an increase of 11.22% over last year’s holiday.
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