Chinese Outbound Travel News

Outbound tourism from China has been a major force in the global tourism industry before the pandemic. In 2019, Chinese travelers made 155 million trips abroad and spent almost $255 billion, amounting to 14% of global tourism revenue. The number of total outbound trips from China is expected to surpass 200 million in 2023 and 365 million by 2030. This would mean a significant recovery and growth for the global tourism industry. Follow news about this below.

Tourism

Turkey’s Strategy for Tourism: A Big Bet on China’s Travelers

The new darling of China's tourism industry may be none other than Turkey. Here's how Turkey is wooing China's new breed of travelers, who are young, hungry for off-the-beaten-path experiences, and spending more than before.

Turkey’s Strategy for Tourism: A Big Bet on China’s Travelers

Tourism

Thailand Expands Visa-Free Entry: 93 Nations Now Qualify

Thailand's aggressive push to attract tourists through these visa promotions highlights its commitment to reviving the tourism sector and ensuring long-term economic stability.

Thailand Expands Visa-Free Entry: 93 Nations Now Qualify

Tourism

China’s Golden Week Travel Signals a Revival. Plus, Why U.S. Travel Is Still Lagging

China’s outbound travel is coming back, driven by favorable visa policies, increased airline capacity, and a growing interest in diverse global destinations. However, challenges remain, particularly in travel to the U.S.

China’s Golden Week Travel Signals a Revival. Plus, Why U.S. Travel Is Still Lagging

Airlines

Qantas Pulls Out of Mainland China, CEO Admits Some Flights are ‘Half Full’

Despite being Australia’s national airline, Qantas couldn’t compete effectively with a torrent of competition from Chinese carriers.

Qantas Pulls Out of Mainland China, CEO Admits Some Flights are ‘Half Full’

Tourism

Maldives Minister Urges Indians to Visit As India Moves from Top Source Market to 6th

The Maldivian tourism minister's plea to Indian visitors highlights the critical role tourism plays in the country's economic framework. It also speaks volumes about India's outbound tourism potential.

Maldives Minister Urges Indians to Visit As India Moves from Top Source Market to 6th

Podcasts

Chinese Tourism to the U.S. Makes Slow Progress

Today's podcast looks at Chinese and Japanese visitor numbers to the U.S., the quiet low-cost airline giant, and IndiGo's big ambitions.

Chinese Tourism to the U.S. Makes Slow Progress

Daily Lodging Report

China Tries to Reverse Weak Hong Kong and Macau Tourism

China introduces new measures to enhance travel flexibility and document processing for mainland citizens visiting Macau and Hong Kong, effective May 6.

Tourism

China’s Golden Week Holiday: What’s Driving Outbound Travel

Understanding what Chinese travelers want is crucial for stakeholders in the tourism industry to tailor offerings and experiences that match these changing preferences.

China’s Golden Week Holiday: What’s Driving Outbound Travel

Tourism

Ask Skift: What Are the Top Travel Trends in China?

As China continues its recovery from the pandemic, we look at trends shaping the country's travel industry.

Ask Skift: What Are the Top Travel Trends in China?

Tourism

Chinese Tourists Continue Love Affair With Iceland, Kazakhstan is New Favorite

Think Iceland was an unexpected favorite for Chinese tourists, what would you say about Kazakhstan?

Chinese Tourists Continue Love Affair With Iceland, Kazakhstan is New Favorite