Chinese outbound travelers grew by 20% year-on-year in population, faster than that of domestic travelers, according to the report from Alibaba’s Fliggy. On average, Chinese spending on traveling went up by 9% year-on-year, faster than the growth rate of disposable income per capita (6.5%). Chinese outbound travelers set foot on 192 countries and regions worldwide in […]
For Chinese outbound travelers, group tours (44%) and free itinerary travel (42%) were still the two primary ways of traveling abroad. However, customized tours will expand its share from 14% in 2017 to 33% in the near future. And, customized tour, 50% of whom are now in tier-1 cities, will also expand to tier-2 and […]
Chinese high-end travelers contributed over 80% overall overseas expenditure though they represented just around 20% in the population. Post-90s and post-00s combined accounted for 32% of total outbound travelers. Tier-2 cities showed stronger growth momentum in population and per capita spending than tier-1 cities. Chinese went on 130 million person-trips to overseas with a total […]
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.
60.47 million people traveled to China in 2017, which was decreased by 0.4% year-on-year in H1 2018. Residents in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan accounted for around 80% of the total. The mainland China generated US$32.6 billion from international inbound visitors in 2017, less than Hong Kong’s US$33.3 billion.
Chinese went for 972 thousand person-trips to the Philippines in the first 9 months of 2018, a high growth of 34.9% year-on-year, surpassing the total of 968 thousand person-trips in 2017.
Chinese went on 726 million domestic person-trips and 7 million outbound trips in the Golden Week holiday of 2018 (1-7 Oct). They altogether spent 650 billion yuan (US$93.65 bn) on traveling. Both the average daily sales of retail, food & beverage, and the domestic person-trips dropped. Travelers spent less on outbound travels. Only 19% of outbound […]
There are various types of Chinese outbound travelers and a recent McKinsey study categorizes them into eight groups according to the differences in travelers’ preferences and behaviors. 1. Value-conscious traveler Low income ( family monthly income of 11,999 yuan) group. The objective of traveling is to stay away from busy life and enjoy the quality […]
With the increasing number of Chinese tourists vacationing in international destinations, their preferences, behavior and purchasing patterns are undergoing significant changes. 1. Experience-centered Not all Chinese tourists are in it for the shopping. When planning an international trip, Chinese travelers prefer destinations with beautiful natural scenery (65% of respondents), according to McKinsey with good value […]
Outbound travel is becoming a major factor affecting the development of travel agencies and high-end tourism markets. For travel agencies, there are two types of competition that are key to value chain integration according to a recent McKinsey report. This article also shares information on outbound tourism opportunities for the travel retail and hotel industries. […]
Alipay announced the overseas transaction summary for this year’s Golden Week (October 1-7). It processed 2.2 times as many overseas in-store transactions during this year’s holiday compared to last year. Top destinations by transaction volume are Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan.
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 […]