China Outbound Tourism in 2011

Statistics of Chinese Outbound Tourists

In 2011, China outbound tourism market sustained a sustained, rapid and sound development, with an increasing number of tourist destinations. 

In the year, a total of 70.2500 million Chinese traveled overseas, up 22.4% compared to that in 2010. Among them, 6.1321 million went overseas under official assignment, increasing 4.3% from the previous year; while those went overseas for personal reasons reached 64.1179 million, up 24.5%. The ten front-ranking countries in the order of the number of Chinese visitors on the first leg of their tours were Hong Kong, Macao, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, the United States, Combodia, and Vietnam.

The number of Chinese people who traveled overseas as a group organized by travel services was 20.2192 million, up 21.5%. Of them, 12.6165 million went to foreign countries through the arrangements of travel services, up 44.0%; 7.6027 million traveled Hong Kong and Macau, down 3.5%. 

A new foreign country were added to Chinese people’s tourist destinations in 2011, which was the Islamic Republic of Iran

There were 28.3207 million China mainland residents visited Hong Kong, increased 22.6% than 2010. The number of China mainland residents traveled Macau was 19.7653 million, up 22.7%. 1.8450 million Chinese made a tour to Taiwan, increased 11.0%.

 

Top 24 Foreign Destinations of Chinese People

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

236.78

20.3%

  Malaysia

 173.78

68.1%

Japan

162.79

-17.3%
Thailand

152.26

50.1%
The United States

136.04

26.3%

   Combodia

121.55

231.0%

  Vietnam

114.15

-5.7%

Singapore

100.42

21.6%
Russia

80.96

13.9%
Australia

65.23

19.6%
Indonesia

57.86

23.4%
Italy

38.12

40.2%
Britain

37.62

20.4%

Canada

36.98

20.9%

Germany

33.40

16.4%
Mongolia

32.55

43.7%
France

32.12

17.5%
Myanmar

31.87

21.4%
Philippines

27.11

26.0%
United Arab Emirates

20.34

22.6%

North Korea

19.39

47.9%

The Republic of Maldives

17.76

73.3%

Laos

17.28

-11.5%

Kazakhstan

15.85

17.1%


Data Source: China National Tourism Administration

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