China to pass US as top overseas tourism market
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)