China Outbound Tourism in 2010

Statistics of Chinese Outbound Tourists

In 2010, the Chinese outbound tourism market kept on developing at a steady rate. Meanwhile, the number of tourist destinations increases continuously.

In the year, a total of 57.3865 million Chinese traveled overseas, increasing by 20.4% compared to that in 2009. Among them, 51.5090 million went overseas for personal reasons, up 22.0%; while 5.8785 million went overseas on official business, increasing 7.9% from the previous year. The ten most popular countries and regions in the order of the number of Chinese visitors on the first leg of their tours were Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, the United States, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.

In 2010, 16.6388 million Chinese people traveled overseas as a group organized by travel services, rising 34.8% than the previous year. Of them, 8.761 million went to foreign countries through the arrangement of travel services, up 27.8%; 7.8778 million traveled Hong Kong and Macau, up 51.6%.

Seven new foreign countries were added to Chinese peoples tourist destinations in 2010, which was North Korea, Micronesia, Republic of Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Canada, the Republic of Serbia, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The number of China mainland residents visiting Hong Kong was 23.0990 million in 2010, an increase of 23.7% than 2009. Whilst, there were 16.1124 million China mainland residents traveling to Macau, up by 6.5%. 1.6619 million Chinese made a tour to Taiwan, up 68.6%.

 

Top 24 Foreign Destinations of Chinese People

Foreign Countries
Reception of Chinese Mainland Tourists
(Unit in 10,000 persons)
Growth (%)

Japan

196.89

26.8

South Korea

196.86

33.5

Vietnam

121.1

-9.9

The United States

107.76

30.7

Malaysia

103.37

69.7

Thailand

101.46

63.1
Singapore

82.57

23.6
Russia

71.09

3.9

Australia

54.53

20.6

Indonesia

46.88

42.6

Cambodia

36.72

65.2

Britain

31.23

21.6

Canada

30.60

25

Germany

28.69

21.7
France

27.33

19.8
Italy

27.18

23.5

Myanmar

26.27

-24.2
Mongolia

22.65

52.3

Philippines

21.52

26.8

Laos

19.52

2.9

United Arab Emirates

16.59

28.8

Kazakhstan

13.53

-21.7

North Korea

13.11

36.4

The Republic of Maldives

10.25

128.0

Data Source: China National Tourism Administration

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