Posted by: oliviapontet | April 18, 2012

More Chinese tourists abroad in 2012

In 2012, the tourism market overseas Chinese will continue to grow with the number of travelers is expected to reach 78.4 million people (12% compared to last year). $ 80 billionsof consumption (16%) should also be performed. At the same time, the tourism in the domestic market slowed with a trade deficit of tourist services estimated at $ 33 billion.

According to the Research Institute of Chinese tourism in 2011, the number of Chinese who traveled abroad was 70.25 million, an increase of 22%. Currently, the Chinese tourism market abroad is 1.2 times greater than that of the United States and 3.5 times stronger than that of Japan. The destinations of Chinese have become more numerous and far distances preferred. In 2011, travelers went rather in America, Europe, Oceania and Africa, representing over a third of the total number of overseas tourists.

Shopping is one of the main reasons why the Chinese to travel. Roughly one-third of tourists think they have made the most of their expenses in purchasing. And during the golden week of October 1, 2011, the consumption of overseas Chinese in luxury goods equaled that of three months of purchases within the country. The survey also goes that the Chinese are not quite satisfied with their trip to Hong Kong, France, Great Britain or other famous destinations for shopping, but the strong countries in tourism resources and services include the Spain, Malaysia, Russia and Germany.


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