China spends USD 261 bil­lion on out­bound tourism

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In­ter­na­tional tourism ex­pen­di­ture grew by USD 11 bil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est UNWTO World Tourism Barom­e­ter. The num­ber of out­bound trav­el­ers rose by six per­cent to reach 135 mil­lion. This growth con­sol­i­dates China’s po­si­tion as num­ber one source mar­ket in the world since 2012. Tourism spend­ing from the United States, the world’s sec­ond largest source mar­ket, in­creased eight per­cent in 2016 to USD 122 bil­lion, up USD 9 bil­lion on 2015. Ger­many, the United King­dom, France and Italy, the four Euro­pean mar­kets in the top 10, all re­ported growth in out­bound de­mand last year.

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