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A booming economy, mixed with an exponential rise in the number of millionaires and a rapidly expanding middle class, has ignited a desire among the Chinese population to explore the world and resultant China outbound tourism market has become one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in the world. By 2018, the number of Chinese outbound tourists will be more than double from the current outbound tourists’ number in 2013; signaling a transformational change and opportunity for the global travel industry.

Holiday purpose visits are the most popular segment among all the other segments in Chinese outbound tourists. Holiday purpose segment is 5 times bigger than its closest outbound tourism segment in 2013.

In Chinese outbound tourist arrivals, Hong Kong holds the highest share in 2013, and it is expected to maintain its position in years to come. Thailand, Korea, and Taiwan hold the 2nd, 3rd and 4th destinations for Chinese outbound tourism in 2013.

In China outbound tourists spending Hong Kong and United States occupies the 1st and 2nd position in 2013. Taiwan, Korea and Australia are holding the 3rd, 4thand 5thspots respectively.

The average spending of Chinese outbound tourists in United States is highest followed by Australia as its second most popular destination in 2013. Holiday segment accounts for the maximum spending by the Chinese outbound tourists.