COTRI Library

COTRI Library is the online China tourism database of COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute, featuring presentations, papers, surveys, statistics and articles about China’s outbound tourism.

It offers a unique opportunity to follow the development of discussions and development since the beginning of large-scale Chinese outbound travel. On average, at least two new items are added to the database every day.

The database is divided into a General Part, containing articles related to the Chinese Outbound Tourism in a broader context or a larger scale, Tourism Policies, Luxury Market, Top Outbound Destinations of Chinese Travellers and a contact list of Chinese Tour Operators licenced to organise outbound tours. Each folder has a further division (by subfolders) into years.

Northern America Canada, Greenland, United States
Caribbean, Central and Southern America Argentina,  Belize,  Bolivia,  Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,  Cuba, Dominican Republic and other Caribbean Islands (including the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, the Windward Islands and the Leeward Antilles), Ecuador, El Salvador,  Falkland Islands, Guatemala,  Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
North Europe Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden,
Western Europe Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Southern Europe Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus,  Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Malta, Macedonia, Portugal, San Marino,  Spain, Vatican City
Eastern Europe Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia,  Ukraine, Russia
Northern Africa Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, South Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara
Sub-Saharan Africa All other African countries not listed in Northern Africa
Oceania Australia, Fiji,  Guam, Hawaii, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other pacific islands (including islands of the regions Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia)
Middle East Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Western and Central Asia Armenia,  Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan
Eastern Asia North Korea, South Korea,  Japan, Mongolia
Southeast Asia Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore
Southern Asia Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Greater China Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan


To make using and searching the archive easier and customer-friendly, for every folder there is an Excel document listing all the files by years, together with keywords to help the search. The first keyword names the country or region, for content a list of keywords is used (see below):


Demand Visa Regulations Attractions
Luxury Travellers Hospitality Bilateral agreements
Marketing Spending Patterns Destinations
Booking Patterns Consumer Behaviour Internet and Social Media
Purpose of Travelling Product Adaptation Numbers and statistics
Service Providers Travel Season Payment
Sources of Information Segments of Travellers Retail
Distribution Channels Special Interest Transportation

The General Part is accessible to all users of COTRI Library with a link and a specific password. In addition, users of COTRI Library can choose the regions of interest to them. For each Regional Folder the user has purchased the right to use, he or she will be provided with a link and a specific password will be given. If access to all the subfolders has been purchased, one password will give access to the content of all 15 Regional Folders.

Some examples:

Purchase of General Part: Access to General Part via link and password.

Purchase of General Part plus Northern Europe and Western Europe: Three links and passwords will be provided.

Purchase of General Part and all Regional Folders: Two links and passwords will be provided.

The subscription to COTRI Library can be obtained for:

€720 (including VAT if applicable) for one year, including General Folder and one Regional Folder

€600 per year for any additional Regional Folder (to be requested separately)

€5,000 per year for everything; the General Folder and all Regional Folders

For subscription and further information, please contact:

Or purchase directly via PayPal payment:

ATTENTION: Please state in the details of the PayPal payment the specific Regional Folder you wish to purchase.