Tourism industry in China: Statistics and Facts

China Tourism Industry - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and Data on Tourism industry in China

The total revenue of Chinese travel and tourism industry amounted to 2.57 trillion yuan as of 2012, up 14.2 percent compared to the previous year. Directly, the industry contributed 2.6 percent to China's gross domestic product (GDP) and provided around 22 million jobs or as much as 62 million if indirect employment is included as of 2011.


The number of domestic trips totaled 2.6 billion as of 2011. In terms of international visitor arrivals, around 135 million visitors were counted, of whom 58 million stayed overnight. Revenue from inbound tourism reached 48.5 billion U.S. dollars.

For outbound tourism, around 70 million Chinese traveled abroad in 2011 and spent nearly 73 billion U.S. dollars. The most popular travel destination was Hong Kong with 13 million visits followed by Macau and South Korea.

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Overview of the most important facts:

  • Market value of the Chinese travel market in 2010 and a prediction for 2020, according to domestic and foreign travel
  • China's revenue from tourism from 2005 to 2012
  • China's revenue from international tourism from 2007 to 2011
  • International tourism expenditure of Chinese tourists from 2008 to 2011

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