China had world’s most out­bound tourists

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China had the high­est num­ber of out­bound tourists and amount of over­seas spend­ing in the world in 2013, ac­cord­ing to a re­port.

The num­ber of Chi­nese trav­el­ing abroad reached 97 mil­lion last year, the high­est in the world, and passed the 2012 mark by roughly 14 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the China Na­tional Tourism Ad­min­is­tra­tion. The num­ber is ex­pected to sur­pass 100 mil­lion this year.

China’s tourists have over­taken Ger­man and US tourists as the world’s big­gest-spend­ing trav­el­ers since 2012. They spent $102 bil­lion over­seas, a 40 per­cent in­crease over 2011, ac­cord­ing to the re­port re­leased by the tourist re­search center of the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences.

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