China’s domestic tourism saw 2.826 billion person-trips in the first half of 2018, an increase of 11.4% year-on-year. Among them, urban residents went on 1.997 billion person-trips, increased by 13.7% compared with the 829 million person-trips made by rural residents, an increase of 6.3%, according to National Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Growth in Hong Kong retail sales remained positive in September 2017, up 1.5%year-on-year, according to the latest Mastercard SpendingPulse™ Hong Kong Report.
Southeast Asia received the most Chinese tourists during this year’s National Day holiday according to a recent report by WeChat.
The Hong Kong Tourist Board (HKTB) announced on July 31st that the total number of visitors arriving in Hong Kong in June was over 4.2 million, down 1.9% from a year earlier.
Shanghai is the most popular city among Chinese, followed by New York, according to an Ipsos survey. Check out the top 10.
China continued to lead international outbound tourism with a 12% increase in spending in 2016, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders according to UNWTO.
Travelers from mainland China contributed 35% of Hong Kong’s total retail sales in 2016, which is up from 15% 10 years ago.
Chinese consumers’ confidence continued to rise in 2016 according to Mastercard Index of Consumer Confidence. The outlook in China (80.8, +4.8) continues to increase due to improvement across all five components, with Stock Market (+9.1) contributing the most to the increase.
Google launched Android Pay yesterday in Hong Kong to speed through purchases in stores and in apps.
Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan were the top three inbound tourism sources in January 2016 according to China National Tourism Administration. Also read: China Travel Market Overview for Q4 2015
China had 109 million outbound tourists who spent a total amount of US$229 billion on shopping in 2015 according to GFK. China was the largest outbound country in the world.
A total number of 220 million Chinese residents will travel overseas with a total spend of $450 billion in 2025 , up from 120 million residents spending $250 billion in 2015 according to Goldman Sachs’ report.