43 million Chinese traveled overseas in Q3 2018 according to COTRI, an increase of 10% year-on-year. A slow decline compared with the growth of 17% in Q1 and 16% in Q2.
Specifically, 20 million person-trips went to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. And, the rest 23 million person-trips went to the rest of the world. COTRI estimates China’s outbound tourism will see over 160 million person-trips in 2018.
Chinese travelers went on 40 thousand person-trips to Nepal in Q3 2018, an increase of 77% year-on-year. That totaled 110 thousand person-trips for the first three quarters of 2018. The whole figure would break the record of 123 thousand person-trips in 2014.