Chinese tourists to the European Union (EU) grew slightly by 5.1% year-on-year for the whole year of 2018, greatly promoted by the EU-China Tourism Year, according to a report from ETC and ForwardKeys. There were 17 million daily flight bookings to Europe.
The top 3 most popular EU destinations by the volume of Chinese arrivals were the UK (up by 2.4%), Germany (up by 2.6%), and France (up by 7.7%). The top fastest-growing destinations were Croatia (up by 45.7%), Estonia (up by 35.8%), and Hungary (up by 25.1%).
Furthermore, as of December 31, 2018, Chinese bookings to EU for the period January-April 2019 increased by 16.9%, as compared with the average level of 9.3% globally.
Excluding the UK in the case of Brexit, the arrivals in the EU were up by 5.8% year-on-year, whi...
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