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Travel and Tourism - China - February 2016

Travel and Tourism - China - February 2016

This report looks at the following areas:


How are the Chinese fuelling the global luxury market, including foreign travel?
What has motivated the Chinese government to extend the 72-hour ‘visa-free’ programme for international travellers?
Why has the slowing economy not put a damper on the building of new hotels?
How has the cruise industry in China become a force to be reckoned with?


CHINA: KEY FACTS
INTRODUCTION
DATA SOURCES
BACKGROUND
HISTORY
Recent government reforms
GEOGRAPHY
ATTRACTIONS
KEY DESTINATIONS FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS
Beijing
Shanghai
Lesser-known destinations
72-hour visa-free programme
TOURISM AND THE ECONOMY
WEALTHY CHINESE FUEL THE GLOBAL LUXURY MARKET
INTERNATIONAL TOURISM REVENUES
Figure 1: International tourism receipts in China, 2010-14
TOURISM, EMPLOYMENT AND GDP
Figure 2: Travel & tourism economy showing direct & indirect impact on employment & GDP, 2010 & 2015
ARRIVALS
INTERNATIONAL
Figure 3: Top 10 destinations worldwide for tourism arrivals, 2011-14
Figure 4: International tourism arrivals in China, 2010-14
China also leads the pack in North East Asia
Figure 5: International arrivals to North East Asia, showing % share of inbound market for each country, 2010-14
Where do the tourists come from?
Figure 6: Breakdown of inbound tourist arrivals to China, 2010-14
DOMESTIC
MARKET CHARACTERISTICS
INTERNATIONAL
Purpose of visit
Seasonality
Length of stay
DOMESTIC
Purpose of visit
Seasonality/length of stay
TRANSPORT
AIR
Beijing Capital International Airport
Figure 7: Top 10 busiest airports in the world, 2014
Figure 8: Passenger traffic at Beijing Capital International Airport, 2011-15
Beijing’s new airport
Other major gateways
New routes in 2015/16
Figure 9: New routes launched by Chinese airlines in 2015-16
ROAD
RAIL
SEA
ACCOMMODATION
Figure 10: Graded hotels showing average room & occupancy rates, 2014
OCCUPANCY RATES
INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL HOTEL BRANDS
NEW OPENINGS
Figure 11: Random sampling of hotels in China – new-builds between 2015-17
TOURISM NEWS
THE CHINA-US TOURISM YEAR
SALES TAX REFUND PROGRAMME
TRAVEL TRADE FAIRS
WHAT NEXT?
INDEX TO TRAVEL & TOURISM ANALYST
Index grouped by geographic area
INDEX TO TTI DESTINATION REPORTS
Country reports
SPECIAL REPORTS INDEX
2003
2004
2005
2006

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