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2019 China Tourism Facts & Figures

Prediction of 2019 China Tourism Statistics

Expected Goal in 2019 Increasing Rate over 2018
Inbound Tourism Arrivals 143 million 1%
Inbound Tourism Revenue  USD 129.6 billion 2%
Outbound Tourism Trips 166 million 11%
Domestic Tourism 6.06 trillion 9.5%
Domestic Tourism Revenue CNY 5.6 trillion 10%
Total Revenue CNY 6.52 trillion 9.3%

China Inbound Tourism in 2019

China now has the ability to provide advanced tourism services for tourists all around the world. Transportation infrastructure is highly developed in China. 70 international airports can be found in China. Through them, China is connected with more than 60 countries and regions. Most cities in China are linked with others through high speed rail. And counties and villages are linked through freeways. 

Presently, catering industry and cultural and entertaining industry in China develops to a higher level. More than 300,000 hotels in various levels offer service for tourists. Most importantly, more and more tour guides who master at least one foreign language dedicate themselves to serving tourists from different countries.

Predicted Top 10 Source Countries of 2019 China Inbound Tourism

South Korea, America, Japan, India, Germany, Malaysia, Britain, Australia, Thailand and Singapore.

Statistics of Beijing Inbound Tourism by Travel Agencies in the First Quarter

Statistics Increasing Rate over the Same Time Period of 2018 (%)
Total Inbound Tourist Arrivals 136,324 -18.1
Foreign Tourists 119,780 -18.3
From Hong Kong  8,211 -18.3
From Macau 1,189 34.4
From Taiwan 7,144  -20

Statistics of Shanghai Inbound Tourism in January & February

Based on the statistics released by Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration, the number of Shanghai inbound tourist arrivals in January and February totaled 1.1612 million, increasing by 4.8% over the same period of 2018. The number of Shanghai inbound tourist arrivals in February is 551,700 with the growth of 17.25% over the same period of 2017.

China Outbound Tourism 2019

As personal disposable income increases year by year, Chinese people tend to spend more in traveling. The demand of China outbound tourism grows continuously. It is expected that the number of China outbound trips will reach 178.4 million with the total tourism expenditure of about CNY 1.2727 trillion by 2022. 

Predicted Top China Outbound Tourism Destinations in 2019

Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Cambodia and Macau.  

Statistics of Beijing Outbound Tourism by Travel Agencies in the First Quarter

Destination Number of Tourist Arrivals Increasing Rate over the Same Time Period of 2018 (%)
Japan   185,736 8.2
Thailand   122,815 -64.9
Korea   54,256 28.7
Macau  34,597  -13.1
France  32,469  -7.7
Malaysia   31,930 0.2
Italy   30,102 -13.5
Hong Kong   29,442 2.7
America   28,455 -20.3
Singapore   27,157 -13.7
Switzerland    27,129 -10.4
Germany  22,017  -13.7
Australia   21,315 -8.9
Taiwan   12,186 -26.8

Statistics of Shanghai Outbound Tourism in January & February

Statistics Increasing Rate over the Same Time Period of 2018 (%)
To Foreign Countries/ Regions 669,101  -3.2
To Hong Kong 54,848  148.12
To Macau  21,823 46.63
To Taiwan 19,484 20.09
Total 727,931 3.24

China Tourism Statistics during Chinese New Year in 2019

During Chinese New Year of 2019, the inbound tourism of China remained prosperous. The total number of inbound tourist arrivals was 415 million with the growth of 7.6% over the period of 2018 Spring Festival. The total tourism revenue broke the CNY 513.9 billion mark, with the increasing rate of 8.2% over the year of 2018.

As for the outbound tourism of China during Chinese New Year in 2019, new breakthrough in the number of outbound trips was made. According to National Migration Administration, the number of outbound tourists was 6.311 million, increasing by 12.48% over the same period of 2018. Chinese tourists also made great contributions to the destination countries’ economy. In average, every Chinese tourist spent about CNY 7,000 when they visit other countries, which was 2 times of what they spent in China. The cities or countries that Chinese tourists spend most are London, Paris, Dubai, Okinawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Singapore and Fukuoka.

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Questions & Answers on 2019 China Tourism Facts & Figures
Asked by Frans W de Boer from UNITED STATES | Apr. 13, 2020 09:36Reply
How many Chinese tourists visited the US in 2019
How many Chinese tourists visited the USA in 2019 and
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Answered by Cynthia from CANADA | Apr. 20, 2020 02:41

Sorry, I can only find the 2019's statistics: 4,910,000 people.
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