Author - Louise Brown

The Economist: What would the world´s tourist industry do without the Chinese?

The Economist asks the question in a special report published 19th May 2018. Chinese travellers have become the mainstray of the world´s tourist industry, and their apetite for foreign travel is insatiable. Chinese travelers have become the mainstay of the world´s tourism industry. Over 130 million Chinese travel abroad yearly. This figure will increase to 200 million by 2020. According to Global Blue, a tax-free-shopping firm, Chinese visitors bought >25% of all tax-free products sold in the UK in 2017. To [...]


Chinese tourism spend ranks first world-wide

According to China National Tourism Administration, Chinese tourists traveled overseas on 131 million occasions in 2017, an increase of 7.0% from the previous year. Data from the International Association of Tour Managers shows that overseas travel spending by Chinese tourists reached USD 261,1 billion in 2016, an increase of 4,5% year-on-year and ranking first world-wide. Chinese nowadays travel on average to 2,1 countries or regions each year per person. In 2017, around 40 % travelled to Europe. This and other key [...]