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13-Feb-2019 3:56 PM

China reports strong domestic tourism growth in 2018, intl visitor arrivals up 1%

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism reported (12-Feb-2019) the following tourism highlights for the 12 months ended Dec-2018:

  • Domestic tourists: 5539 million, +10.8% year-on-year;
  • International visitor arrivals: 141.2 million, +1.2%;
    • Hong Kong: 79.4 million, -0.5%;
    • Macau: 25.2 million, +2.0%;
    • Taiwan: 6.1 million, +4.5%;
    • Others: 30.5 million, +4.7%;
  • Tourism revenue: CNY5970 billion (USD883.8 billion), +10.5%;
    • Domestic: CNY5130 billion (USD759.4 billion), +12.3%;
    • International: USD127.1 billion, +3.0%;
  • Chinese resident departures: 149.7 million, +14.7%. [more - original PR - Chinese]

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