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China's 2019 tourism revenue rises

By Sun Chi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-03-11 12:18

A child sits on an installation of a rat, the Chinese zodiac sign for the Lunar New Year, at the Forbidden City in Beijing, Dec 27, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

China saw 6.01 billion domestic travelers and 300 million inbound and outbound travelers in 2019, up 8.4 percent and 3.1 percent year-on-year, grabbing a revenue of 6.63 trillion yuan ($953.3 billion) and showing 11 percent growth from 2018, the China Tourism Academy announced in a report released on Tuesday.

In a reflection of the country's 2019 tourism market, outbound Chinese tourists reached 155 million travelers, a 3.3 percent year-on-year increase, and the number of inbound travelers rose to 145 million, up 2.9 percent year-on-year.

Travelers from Asia accounted for 75.9 percent of the total inbound travelers, followed by travelers from Europe with a 13.2 percent share.

In addition, the report shows revenue generated from international tourism stood at $131.3 billion, up 3.3 percent year-on-year.

The report concluded China's domestic and outbound tourism markets in 2019 were in a state of steady growth, and the inbound tourism market held a solid foundation.

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