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2008 China Tourism Facts & Figures

Sizes of Star-rated Hotels and Their Business Statistics

Compared with the previous year, the size of the star-rated hotels generally followed a steady growth pattern in 2008. There were 14,099 star-rated hotels in China by the end of 2008, 516 more than the previous year representling a a rate of increase of 3.8%. All of the star-rated hotels owned a total of 1.5914 million rooms, 17,600 more rooms than in 2007, up 1.1%. There were a total of 2.9348 million beds, which was 34,700 less than that in 2007, down 1.2%. Their fixed assets totaled 435.325 billion RMB, up 1.3%. The yearly occupancy rate of the star-rated hotels on average was 58.30%, down 2.66% on the previous year.

Among those star-rated hotels, 432 were 5-star hotels, 63 more than in 2007; 1,821 were 4-star hotels, an increase of 226 hotels; 5,712 were 3-star hotels, a rise of 405 hotels; 5,616 were 2-star hotels, a reduction of 102 hotels; 518 were 1-star hotels, down 76 hotels.

In 2008, the total revenue of all the star-rated hotels amounted to 176.201 billion RMB, increasing 7.0% from the previous year. They turned over 11.833 billion RMB in business tax to the state. Of all the star-rated hotels, the 5,686 state-owned ones realized revenues of 69.281 billion RMB, and turned over a business tax of 4.206 billion RMB to the state; the 561 Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and foreign invested star-rated hotels reached 25.261 billion RMB in sales, turning over 1.616 billion in business tax to the state.

The Sizes of Star Hotels and Their Business Statistics in Detail

Number of Star Hotels
Number of Rooms
(Unit in 10,000 )
Number of Beds
(Unit in 10,000 )
Business Income
(0.1 Billion Yuan)
Room Occupancy Rate (%)
Total

14099

159.14
293.48
1762.01
58.3
Sort by Economic Sectors
Stated-owned
5686
65.46
125.32
692.81
58.23
Collective-owned
872
7.98
15.53
66.12
56.63
Joint-equity Cooperatived Enterprise
345
3.49
6.38
33.83
60.82
Affiliated Enterprise
75
1.06
1.86
12.17
57.87
Limited-liability Enterprise
2903
35.18
62.52
398.51
58.46
Incorporated Enterprise
703
8.93
16.47
98.51
59.92
Private Sector
2643
21.31
38.95
161.03
57.89
Other Enterprises

311

3.57

6.7

46.42
59.49
With investors from HK, Macao and Taiwan

339

7.3
11.97
144.22
57.65
Invested by Foreigners
222
4.86
7.78
108.4
57.84
Sort by Hotel Scales (Number of Hotel Rooms)
Above 500

129

8.84

14.89

227.96

57.66

300-499

558

20.48
34.94
356.8

56.79

200-299

1135

27.17

48.34

350.44

59.77

100-199
4206

57.04

105.48
495.97

59.52

Under 99

8071

45.59

89.83

330.84

56.8

Sort by Star Grades
5-star

432

15.69
25.35
467.04
57.27
4-star

1827

36.96
63.97
534.7
59.89
3-star

5712

64.7
122.05
545.54
58.47
2-star

5616

39.15
76.85
205.86
57.19
1-star

518

2.64

5.25
8.87
50.97
 

Sizes of Travel Services and Their Business Statistics

By the end of 2008, the travel services included in statistics summed to 20,110, an increase of 1,167 over the previous year. Among them, 1,970 were international travel services, 173 more than that in 2007. 18,140 were domestic travel services, increasing 994 over the previous year.

All of the travel services had a total asset  wealth of 52.186 billion RMB, up 1.0% compared with the previous year. The travel services as a whole earned a total revenue of 166.548 billion RMB, up 1.6%. They turned in 1.129 billion RMB in business tax to the state, up 2.9%.

The international travel services received a total of 13.2469 million overseas tourists that stayed for a total of 58.0621 million days, down 3.5% and 0.3% respectively. The number of overseas tourists organized by international travel services numbered 20.3288 million, staying for a total of 64.0763 million days, down 6.5% and up 0.5% respectively.

The travel services organized 85.4107 million domestic travelers who stayed overnight, up 1.4% than the past year. They spent 254.1399 million days on their travel, down 3.7%. The number of domestic travelers who stayed overnight under the arrangement of travel services reached 104.4962 million person-times and a total of 229.6628 million days, down 1.7% and 3.3% respectively from the previous year.

 

Education and Training on Travel and Tourism

By the end of 2008, there were 810 tourism colleges and tourism departments in colleges and universities, 40 more than in 2007. The enrolment was 440,000, increasing by 42,600 compared to 2007. The number of secondary vocational tourism colleges reached 965, up 94 from that in the previous year. They had a total enrolment of 404,600 students, 28,200 less than in the preceding year. Combining the two together, there werea total of 1775 tourism colleges in China, with a total enrolment of 844,600 students.

The number of in-service tourism staff who received relevant training courses reached 3.3828 million people, 173,400 persons more than in the preceding year, up 5.4%.

Data Source: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of People's Republic of China

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