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2017 China Tourism Facts & Figures

Number in 2017  Increasing Rate
Inbound trips 139.48 million 0.8%
Inbound tourism revenue USD 123.4 billion 2.9%
Outbound trips 130 million  7%
Outbound tourism expense USD 115 billion 5%
Domestic trips 5.001 billion 12.8%
Domestic tourism revenue CNY 4.57 trillion 15.9%
 

Tourism contributed more to China's economy growth in 2017. 

In 2017, tourism contribution is about CNY 8.77 trillion, including 11.04% for the national economy and more than 80% to the accommodation, catering, railway and civil aviation. The direct employment contribution of tourism has been up to 28.25 million people and indirect employment is 80 million people, which result in 10.28% to total employment.
 

Two New China's Tourism Growth Points 

1. Rural Tourism
The state policies support the development of tourism in the ethnic area of China’s borderland and promote the construction of featured villages and towns along the border. According to calculations, trips to China’s rural areas reached 2.5 billion in 2017 and the tourism consumption exceeded CNY 1.4 trillion. 

2. Red Tourism to Historical Revolutionary Bases
Over the past three years, China’s red tourism has received 3.478 billion trips and a total income of CNY 929.5 billion. Red tourism has become a new platform to promote red spirit. 
 

Sizes of star-rated hotels and their business statistics in the last quarter of 2017

There are 10,962 star-rated hotels recorded into the star-rated hotels statistic management system of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of People’s Republic of China, and 10,735 hotels have reported their business data, taking up 97.93% of all. In the quarter 4 of 2017, a total of 9,775 star-rated hotels were approved by provincial tourism authorities, including 66 one-star hotels, 1,774 two-star hotels, 4,721 three-star hotels, 2,392 four-star hotels and 822 five-star hotels. The operating revenue of 9,775 star-rated hotels in China in the last quarter of 2017 totaled CNY 57.77 billion, of which the room revenue was CNY 25.2551 billion, accounting for 43.71 %. Catering revenue was up to CNY 24.165 billion, taking up 41.83%. The average room rate of the star-rated hotels is CNY352.23/room/night; the average occupancy was 57.71%; the revenue per available room was CNY 203.28/room/night, and the operating income of each room is CNY 39,322.09.
 

The sizes of star hotels and their business statistics in quarter 4 of 2017:

Number of Hotels Average Room Rate
(CNY / Room / Night)
Average Occupancy
(%)
Revenue Per Available Room
(CNY / Room / Night)
Revenue Per Room
(CNY / Room)
Total 9775 352.23 57.71 203.28 38322.09
5-Star 822 634.08 63.68 403.78 80482.08
4-Star 2392 335.44 59.58 199.86 39335.32
3-Star 4721 223.79 53.84 120.49 23381.15
2-Star 1774 167.25 52.64 86.04 15233.84
1-Star 66 89.74 44.15 39.62 8529.94
 

Average room rate of top tourism cities in quarter 4 of 2017(CNY / Room / Night):

(Sorted by star level)
1-Star 2-Star 3-Star 4-Star 5-Star
Beijing 287.85 Wenzhou 322.03 Beijing 434.12 Huangshan 545.92 Shanghai 993.67
Ningbo 176.17 Nanjing 311.23 Dalian 421.32 Beijing 533.66 Guangzhou 965.42
Hangzhou 128.96 Beijing 304.96 Shanghai 388.01 Shanghai 517.40 Sanya 938.87
- - Tianjin 300.97 Fuzhou 342.25 Zhuhai 441.34 Beijing 854.21
- - Shanghai 278.32 Hangzhou 338.39 Hangzhou 422.76 Jinan 757.74
- - Suzhou 264.48 Shenzhen 337.58 Fuzhou 420.77 Shenzhen 757.38
- - Hefei 259.11 Guangzhou 332.13 Guangzhou 413.97 Xiamen 676.73
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Chengdu
252.40 Lhasa 309.21 Shenzhen 410.19 Qingdao 646.18
- - Guangzhou 250.08 Tianjin 275.17 Lhasa 406.93 Harbin 644.25
- - Changchun 246.79 Nanjing 272.21 Nanjing 390.16 Hangzhou 626.02
 

China Tourism Statistics during Chinese New Year in 2017

There were about 344 millions trips taken in China, an increase of 13.8% over the same period in 2016. Total revenue was CNY 423.3 billion, an increase of 15.9%. More than 6.15 million tourists made outbound tours during Chinese New Year, an increase of 7% over the same period in 2016. 374,000 tourists took a package tour, an increase of 2.5%. According to statistics, 697,000 tourists visited Hong Kong, an increase of 3.7%, and 533,000 tourists headed for Macau, an increase of 8.5% in this period.

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

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Questions & Answers on 2017 China Tourism Facts & Figures
Asked by annah from USA | Oct. 18, 2018 22:37Reply
How much did China spend on tourism to USA and Europe? What was the growth rate for both places?
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Answered by Nick from CANADA | Oct. 21, 2018 19:22
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Well, I only found the tourism spending to USA and it's about 35 billion dollars and the growth rate is about 10%.
Asked by Andy from CHINA | Aug. 19, 2018 22:51Reply
How many travelers from China to Kathmandu?
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Answered by Lara from USA | Aug. 20, 2018 18:17
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The number of the travelers from China to Kathmandu in 2017 was about 104,664 trips.
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