34 million Chinese outbound tourists in 2006

In the year 2006, according to official statistics, approximately 34 million Chinese tourists went abroad. This made China the largest outbound travel market in whole Asia. This year’s tourists are still increasing. In the first half of 2007 the outbound travel market has increased by 14.04%.

3 Comments to “34 million Chinese outbound tourists in 2006”

  1. barry lando says:

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  2. Verica says:

    This is not a comment, rather a question: why the government of China eased restrictions on the international leisure travel on its population? Please answer

  3. Jane says:

    Hi Guys,

    I’m doing a PhD IN tourism. Based on my observation, there are both internal and external drives for easing restrictions on outbound tourism. Internally, after years of open door policy and economic reform, the demand for overseas travel emerged from an increasingly well-off middle class, opening outbound travel market is somehow an inevitable consequence of economic development. Externally, PRC authorities face the pressure from industrialized countries for it huge trade surplus over those nations. Outbound tourism is a way of combating the effects of surplus. It is useful to compare the development path of China’s outbound tourism with some newly industrialised nations in the Asia-Pacific region. i.e. Korea and Taiwan.

    Please add you comments :0)

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