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China Tourism

China Tourism

China tourism has developed rapidly for the last few decades, since the the open policy had been implemented in 1978. The glorious ancient architectures, the splendid landscapes, the hospitable Chinese people, all of these make the tourism industry prosper in the past few decades. The emergence of a newly rich middle class and an easing of restrictions on movement by the Chinese authorities are both fueling this travel boom. China has become one of the world's most-watched and hottest outbound tourist markets. There are 1349 international travel agencies existing in China, and 248 of them are in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing-the four municipalities. The domestic and international transportation also has great improvement that it is easier for tourists to travel to China.

China had been the third most visited country in the world. During 2012 the China inbound tourists reaches 11,629,000, and the international tourism receipts reaches US$ 5,000,000,000. China is the world's fourth largest country for inbound tourism. Chinese travelers also spent a record of US$ 10,200,000,000 in international tourism in 2012, a 40% jump from 2011 when it amounted to US$ 7,300,000,000.

WTO has predicted that till 2020, China will become the largest tourist country and the fourth largest for overseas travel. It is possible to reach this goal cause of the flourishing situation of the timely China tourism. Visitors from different countries may meet their fellow citizens when they tour in a city of China.

Nowadays, besides those classical tourist places such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang, many other areas such as Qingdao, Harbin, Nanning etc. also gradually develop into booming tourist destinations in recent years.

Main Tourist Cities around China

China Excellent Tourism Cites are selected according to the ways and standard set up by China  National Tourism Administration. Since 1998, there are 9 batches of the cities up to the standards with the total number of 339 cities.  

Historical and Cultural Cities in China

China is one of the four ancient civilizations in the world with the history of over 5000 years. Most of the famous China historic and cultural cities were the political, economical and cultural center in ancient China, or the key cities of important

AAAAA Scenic Areas in China

China’s scenic areas can be divided into 5 levels from AAAAA, AAAA, AAA, AA, A. AAAAA is a normative and standardized quality rating system and the highest level of honor of the tourism scenic spots in China. China AAAAA Scenic Areas repre

Top 10 Most Popular Tourist Destinations in China

What's the most popular tourist destinations in China? Beijing abosolutely ranks No.1, followed by Shanghai and Xi'an. Beijing and Xian are the representatives of Chinese history and culture, while Shanghai shows the modern image of China. Th

China National Tourism Administration

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pointed out that tourism is an important channel for communications and mutual learning between different countries and cultures, an effective means for developing the economy and increasing employment. In recent year

Famous Tourism Trade Fairs in China

In China, every year, many tourism trade fairs and tourism expos are held in big cities to promote tourism development, and they usually lasts for several days, and have seminars and meetings for exhibitors, and tour exhibition and art performances f

Famous Tourism Festivals in China

In China, various tourism festivals are held in different areas, which are dedicated to introduce a variety of tourism resources to travelers abroad and home by showing tour destinations, tour packages, and interesting tour activities, and giving art

China Tourism Facts

Overview of China Tourism Industry Facts & Statistics The travel and tourism industry is one of china’s well-performing industries with a total economic contribution (direct, indirect and induced) of over 120 billion U.S. dollars in 2016