China to pass US as top over­seas tourism mar­ket

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China will over­take the US this year as the largest over­seas tourism mar­ket mea­sured by trav­el­ers and con­tinue to grow, the in­dus­try’s big­gest global dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem provider said.

Chi­nese will make up 20 per­cent of the world’s for­eign tourists by 2023, a re­port by Spain- based Amadeus IT Group SA said. The num­ber of Chi­nese fam­i­lies able to af­ford over­seas hol­i­days will dou­ble in the next 10 years.

China’s ro­bust eco­nomic growth and in­creas­ing con­sumer spend­ing are spurring the trade in tourism out­side the coun­try, the re­port said.

“Chi­nese trav­el­ers’ pas­sions for out­bound tourism are un­stop­pable,” Jiang Yiyi, di­rec­tor of the China Tourism Academy’s in­ter­na­tional tourism de­vel­op­ment di­vi­sion, said. (Photo 5)

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