China surges up world economic, tourism and air-travel rankings
China has officially become the world’s second largest economy after the US, having overtaken Japan in 2010; the World Tourism Organisation predicts China to become the world's largest tourist destination and source within five to seven years; and IATA expects China to top the global rankings for domestic and international passenger growth between now and 2014. It is an impressive array of achievements and projections, creating unprecedented opportunities for the global aviation industry. [871 words]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- China tops world air traffic growth projections
- China to become the top tourist destination within seven years
- South Korea and Malaysia take share from Japan and Singapore
- Winners and bigger winners
- Data appendix
Graphs and data:
- Share of Chinese outbound travellers (%): six selected Asia Pacific destinations: 2006-2010
- International Tourist Arrivals: 2008 vs 2009
- International Tourism Receipts: 2008 vs 2009 (ie largest outbound markets, by spend)
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