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2019 China Tourism Facts & Figures

2019 China Tourism Statistics

2019 China Tourism Statistics Increasing Rate over 2018
Inbound Tourism Arrivals 145.31 million 2.9%
Inbound Tourism Revenue  USD 131.3 billion 2%
Outbound Tourism Trips 154.63 million 3.3%
Domestic Tourism 6.006 trillion 8.4%
Domestic Tourism Revenue CNY 5.7 trillion 10%
Total Revenue CNY 6.63 trillion 11.1%

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.

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 in 2019

Statistics (million) Increasing Rate over 2018 (%)
Total Inbound Tourist Arrivals 3.769  -5.9
Foreign Tourists 3.207  -5.6
From Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan 0.562  -7.3

Statistics of Shanghai Inbound Tourism in 2019

Based on the statistics released by Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration, the number of Shanghai inbound tourist arrivals in 2019 totaled 8.9723 million, increasing by 0.4% over the same period of 2018.  The total revenue of  Shanghai 2019 inbound tourism reached USD8.376 billion, increased by 13.6% over 2018.

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. In 2019, the number of China outbound trips reached 154.63 million. 

 Top China Outbound Tourism Destinations in 2019

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

Top 15 Source Cities of China Outbound Tourism in 2019

Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Tianjin, Nanjing, Kunming, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Guiyang

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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- Last updated on Jan. 30, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on 2019 China Tourism Facts & Figures
Asked by RW from THAILAND | Jan. 23, 2023 21:06Reply
how many Chinese visited countries in EU in 2019?
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Answered by Dave | Jan. 30, 2023 17:54

I didi find the figure of 2019. But in 2018, about 600 million Chinese visited Europe.
Asked by daniela from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 18, 2023 02:00Reply
How many Asian people constituted the major part of China inbound tourists for 2019?
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Answered by Hank | Jan. 18, 2023 17:23

The Asian people constituted 75.9% of the 2019 inbound tourists, about 110.29 million.
Asked by Lester from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 02, 2022 19:05Reply
How many people went to Nanjing, China in 2018?
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Answered by Tina | Oct. 09, 2022 23:27

133 million people traveled to Nanning for sightseeing in 2018.
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