China Inbound Tourism in 2014
As a whole, China inbound tourism slipped slightly in 2014 compared with 2013. There were 128.4983 million overseas tourists, of which 55.622 million stayed overnight in China, decreased by 0.45% and 0.11% respectively compared with 2013. The total foreign exchange income was USD 56.913 billion.
Statistics of Overseas Tourist Arrivals in 2014
|2014 (million)||2013 (million)||Growth (%)|
|Total Tourist Arrivals||128.4983||129.0778||-0.45|
|From Hong Kong||76.1317||76.8846||-0.98|
|From Taiwan Province||5.3659||5.1625||3.94|
|Total that stayed overnight||55.622||55.6859||-0.11|
|From Hong Kong||25.8745||26.0759||-0.77|
|From Taiwan Province||4.7274||4.5732||3.37|
|International Tourism Receipts||56.913 billion USD||51.664 billion USD||10.16|
Statistics of Foreign Visitors
Statistics of Overseas Visitors By Geographic Area
In 2014, 26.3608 million foreigners visited China of which 20.8127 million stayed at least one night, increases of 0.27% and 0.03% respectively compared with 2013. The revenue from foreign tourists, also up 9.84%, totaled USD 35.126 billion.
Asian visitors still composed the largest share of foreign tourists. There were 16.3615 million visitors from Asia comprising 62.07% of the total. South Korea still sent the most tourists to China, 4.1817 million.
The next largest share was from Europe which had a total of 5.4841 million visitors, accounting for 20.8% of the total. Next was the American market, making up 11.78% with a total of 3.1065 million visitors. The fourth largest was the Oceanian market with 0.8101 million, constituting 3.07%. Finally, there were 0.5969 million visitors from Africa, accounting for 2.26%.
Analyzed from the perspective of traveling purpose, most visitors, 8.9299 million or 33.88% came to China for sightseeing/leisure. The second largest group was those who came for meeting/business, totaling 5.3957 million and accounting for 20.47%. Analyzed by age, the majority, 45.91% or 12.1024 million individuals, were ages 25-44; followed by those aged 45-64, who totaled 9.61 million and accounted for 36.46%.
|Top 18 tourism source countries|
|Order||Country||Number of Tourist Arrivals |
(Unit in 10,000 persons )
|Growth over the same period of 2013(%)|
Statistics of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Market
In 2014, 76.1317 million residents of Hong Kong traveled to the mainland, a reduction of 0.98% compared with 2013, and 25.8745 million of them stayed overnight, a decrease of 0.77%. The revenue from Hong Kong tourists in 2014 was USD 11.523 billion, 10.28% more than in 2013. Although decreased a little, Hong Kong remained China’s largest source of tourists.
20.6399 million people from Macau visited the mainland spending USD 3.344 billion, decrease of 0.48% and increase of 12.24% respectively. Among Macau visitors, 4.2075 million stayed at least one night on the mainland, a 0.52% decrease.
There were 5.3659 million visitors from Taiwan and 4.7274 million of them stayed overnight, increases of 3.94% and 3.37% respectively. They spent USD 6.920 billion, an increase of 10.62%.
Data Source: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of People's Republic of China
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