Mainland Chinese Outbound Tourists to Japan on third place
The Japanese government plans to achieve 10 million tourist in 2010 and strengthen their tourism industry as a strategic industry. Focusing on this goal with the main target market in Asia, their have been cooperation’s with China, like the development of the air transport.
In 2007 Japan’s international tourists increased by 14% to a total of 8.35 million visitors. Due to the Japan National Tourist Organization, the majority have been from South Korea with 2.6 million, an 22% increase, on second place are the tourist from Taiwan with 1.39 million, followed by Chinese Mainland visitors with 943,000 tourists an increase of 16%.
This also shows a strong growth of the Chinese outbound tourism market in Asian tourism destinations. We can expect even further growth with the continuing development of the Chinese tourism markets.