Inbound Tourists Into China Continue To Decline This Year
A man wears a mask on Tiananmen Square during a very hazy day in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Ng Han Guan / Associated Press
Pollution and mismanagement of marketing is creating problems for Chinese tourism industry and visitors are visiting in lower numbers. Add to that the rising value of yuan means local Chinese are leaving the country for their trips as it is cheaper, than going somewhere in China.
Excerpt from Chinanews.com
The number of inbound tourists to the Chinese mainland and the revenue they generated continued to decline in the first nine months of the year, according to China Tourism Academy…about 96.2 million trips were made by overseas tourists in the first three quarters this year, down 3% from previous year period.
Revenue from overseas tourists was about $35.6 billion, a 5% drop from last year…overseas tourists will make 129 million trips in 2013, down 3% from 2012, while related revenue will be $47 billion, a drop of 2% from 2012.