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2013 China Tourism Facts & Figures

Sizes of Star Hotels and Their Business Statistics

According to the latest statistical data from the China National Tourism Administration, by the end of 2013 there were 13,293 star-rated hotels in its databases. Among them, 11,687 had submitted operating figures for 2013, including 125 one-star hotels, 2,831 two-star hotels, 5,631 three-star hotels, 2,361 four-star hotels and 739 five-star hotels. Altogether, these 11,687 hotels had 1,539,100 rooms and 2,705,000 beds, with fixed assets of CNY501.77 billion. Their total revenue in 2013 was CNY 229.293 billion. The average occupancy rate was 56% for the whole year. In the fourth quarter, the average room rate was 335.36 CNY/room/night, the average occupancy was 56.63%, the revenue per available room was 189.93 CNY/night, and the revenue per room was CNY 36165.39.

Detailed figures for star-rated hotels in some major tourism cities based on different indicators from the fourth quarter:

City Average Room Rate (CNY / Room / Night) Average Occupancy (%) Revenue Per Available Room (CNY / Room / Night) Revenue Per Room (CNY / Room)
Beijing 529.31 59.52 315.06 59,293.52
Tianjin 380.18 50.71 192.77 38,837.47
Shanghai 643.29 64.68 416.08 84,220.15
Nanjing 354.90 68.45 242.94 58,979.59
Suzhou 400.49 55.90 223.88 54,068.20
Hangzhou 413.11 59.99 247.81 51,915.00
Huangshan 301.82 37.91 114.40 21,747.29
Xiamen 476.68 62.32 297.07 50,400.27
Qingdao 380.40 56.66 215.55 43,130.92
Luoyang 303.12 61.32 185.89 36,439.53
Wuhan 432.58 61.81 267.37 42,383.12
Zhangjiajie 137.15 41.25 56.58 7,845.10
Guangzhou 520.40 67.23 349.85 29,103.65
Shenzhen 445.75 69.07 307.86 41,549.75
Guilin 254.33 47.37 120.48 17,860.70
Sanya 615.37 66.46 408.98 50,468.10
Chongqing 331.89 59.36 197.01 36,609.13
Chengdu 451.08 60.26 271.81 46,188.35
Kunming 345.94 59.68 206.47 36,402.41
Lijiang 235.15 43.30 101.81 12,211.25
Lhasa 244.44 34.50 84.34 8,221.01
Xian 339.74 56.66 192.48 34,007.78
Urumqi 339.07 52.82 179.11 40,772.88
Dalian 343.33 50.71 174.10 36,395.90
Harbin 339.91 52.51 178.48 32,032.65
Guiyang 349.47 60.34 210.88 38,647.01
Lanzhou 307.01 65.61 201.42 30,390.17
Shenyang 325.50 55.81 181.76 44,266.05
Changchun 368.83 54.57 201.28 43,833.49
Yichang 231.31 52.89 122.35 24,098.90

 

Sizes of Travel Services and Their Business Statistics

By end of 2013, there were 26,054 travel agencies in mainland China, up 4.5% over 2012. Their total assets reached CNY 103.977 billion, an increase of 23.9% over last year. Their operating receipts were CNY 359.914 billion for the whole year, up 6.7% over 2012. During the year, travel agencies altogether attracted 14,475,200 inbound tourists and served 20,471,500, a decrease of 11.9% and 13.5% respectively compared with 2012. They organized 128.5572 million domestic visitors and received 145.1950 million who stayed overnight, a decrease of 10.5% and 10.9% compared with the previous year.
 

Education and Training on Travel and Tourism

By end of 2013, China had 959 tourism colleges and colleges with a tourism department, 138 less than 2013. Their enrolled students totaled 494,400, about 81,800 less than the previous year. The number of secondary vocational tourism colleges was 873, 266 less than 2012 and their enrolled students totaled 277,200, about 220,000 less than the previous year.

The in-service staff who received relevant training courses reached 4,273,000, a decrease of 4.4% compared with 2012.

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

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Questions & Answers on 2013 China Tourism Facts & Figures
Asked by ran wei from CHINA | Sep. 13, 2015 19:44Reply
Is the travel services in the report including both online booking and offline booking?
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Answered by Lisa from SINGAPORE | Sep. 13, 2015 20:43
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They should include both online and offline bookings, because the statisctics were counted according to the actual reports or transactions of the travel/hotel entities.
Answered by ran wei from CHINA | Sep. 14, 2015 17:16
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can I ask what is the definition of travel agency in 2013 figure? Does it include online booking companies, cus I am writing a research which studies the difference between face to face travel agencies and online booking companies. Not sure whether the number here is the number I am looking for? thanks.
Answered by Ruby from HONG KONG | Sep. 16, 2015 01:12
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Ran, the fact is that many traditional travel agencies also have their own websites to provide on-line booking service. Meanwhile, some online booking companies also acquire business license and register actual travel agencies. So I think Lisa is right. The data is a combination of online and offline bookings.
Answered by ran wei from CHINA | Sep. 16, 2015 06:09
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Thank you for your answer, I guess it is difficult to get the stats for pure F2F agency then. Or maybe it is a trend for traditional travel agency to adopt the online booking as one of the function they provide to customers.
Answered by ran wei from CHINA | Sep. 16, 2015 06:14
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Sorry may I ask whether Ctrip contribute part of the stats in 2013 report? According to my understanding, it is one of the biggest online booking company. Thanks
Answered by Ruby | Sep. 17, 2015 04:16
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I think so because they register actual travel agencies too.
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