(Yicai Global) July 10 -- The number of outbound Chinese tourists more than quadrupled in 11 years, a report recently published in Beijing by the Center for China and Globalization and Ctrip.com shows.
Nearly 10 percent of the world's tourists were from mainland China last year, giving the country pull in the global tourism industry, the Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday, citing the report. Mainland China has seen double-digit growth in the total overseas expenditures of its outbound travelers for 12 years in a row.
The development of China's inbound tourism has been moderate compared with the rapid and continuous growth of outbound travels, the report said. The number of travelers heading out of China increased by 312.9 percent from 2005 to 2015, while the number of incoming tourists rose 11.2 percent during the 11-year stretch.