Chinese outbound tourists went on 71.31 million person-trips in the first half of 2018 (H1 2018), up by 15% over last year. This market is expected to maintain its double-digit growth in the whole year of 2018. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam are among the most visited overseas destinations.
Top domestic sources
Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou retained the top 3 biggest sources of outbound tourists while the new first-tier cities, namely, Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanking, Wuhan, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Changsha, and Zhengzhou all made it to the top 20 sources and are abreast of with the first-tier cities in consumption power.
Regarding the domestic sources that saw the fastest growing of outbound tourists, Xi'an topped the list with a high growth of 180%.
Changchun, Wenzhou, and Beijing led the ranking with per capita consumption of over 6,400 yuan (US$932.03).
The average spending on accommodation and transportation during travels had increased by 37.8% and 22.8% in ...
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