China tourism industry has seen unprecedented development in recent years due to the sustainable economic growth, the further implementation of the Reform and Opening-up Policy, as well as the substantial increase in people's personal income. The enormous outbound market has drawn the attention of the world. The domestic market keeps expanding steadily. However, the inbound market is in a downturn.
|1. Hong Kong||2. Shanghai||3. Beijing||4. Macau||5. Guangzhou|
|6. Shenzhen||7. Sanya||8. Xi'an||9. Hangzhou||10. Chengdu|
|11. Qingdao||12. Dalian||13. Xiamen||14. Zhuhai||15. Nanjing|
|16. Guilin||17. Suzhou||18. Chongqing||19. Tianjin||20. Haikou|
In fact, China has carried out various measures to cope with the inbound tourism downturn. At present, the 72-hour visa-free transit policy has been adopted in more and more cities to welcome more overseas guests. The convenient flight network and the operation of many high speed trains in recent years make traveling in China faster and smoother. Besides, extensive campaigns are held to fight against environmental problems and ensure food safety. It's believed that more advantageous steps will be taken in the near future.
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The World Tourism Organization predicts that China will become the largest travel destination and the fourth largest source country by 2020. In that year, there will be 137.10 million international travelers to the country, taking up 8.6% of the global share, and 100 million outbound Chinese visitors, 6.2% of the worldwide outbound visitors.
Data Source: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of People's Republic of China
List of China Tour Operators(Members of China Association of Travel Services)
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Is this statistic only for Hangzhou or whole China? I will use this statistic in my thesis. Thank you!
Sorry, I didn't find the statistics in 2018.
However, I didn't find the statistics in 2008.