Chinese outbound tourism figures continuing to grow at a healthy rate
- Posted by Newsdesk
- On 7th March 2018
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The China Tourism Academy (CTA), a department of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), and leading Chinese online travel agency Ctrip have released their ‘2017 China Outbound Tourism Travel Report’ covering their statistical outlook for the whole of last year.
The report concluded that the annual total of outbound trips made by Chinese passport holders amounted to 130,510,000 (130.51 million), representing year-on-year increase published as a conveniently round 7.0% higher than 2016’s published total of 122 million.
Since the process of outbound travel data for the Chinese market has been known for complications (as illustrated in this column last year), COTRI has been releasing its own statistics since 2015, built upon reports from its own data collection and host sources. Reassuringly, the CTA’s reporting of the 2017 market trends are in line with COTRI’s data for the same period, which recorded a 6.2% year-on-year growth rate in border crossings made by Chinese nationals in 2017. COTRI’s outbound totals for 2017 and 2016 were 145 and 136.85 million respectively. […]
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