General Travel News

Chinese tourists exploring the world

More than 57 million Chinese took outbound trips in 2010 - ranking them just under the US which has the highest number of globe trotters.

With the increasing wealth in China, travelers are exploring countries beyond the traditional destinations of Hong Kong and Macau. Europe is witnessing a daramatic growth in traffic from China while even the Middle East is experiencing an increase in the inflow of tourists from China.

According to a recent study, it is expected that as much as 42% of the world's demand for luxury goods will come from China by 2020. Chinese tourists love to buy luxury goods abroad due to higher taxes in China.

In December 2010 Beijing Airport's annual passenger numbers crossed the 70 million mark underlining the huge growth in global travel from China.

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