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China tops world in outbound tourism in 2015

Staff Writer |
China had the largest number of outbound tourists in the world in 2015, at 128 million. There are no official figures for outbound medical tourism.

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The number of China's outbound tourists increased tenfold from 2001 to 2015, reaching 128 million last year, far exceeding those of the USA, according to a report by the China Tourism Academy. Chinese consumers spent $292.2 billion overseas, an annual increase of 10 %.

China ranks first globally in the numbers of tourists travelling domestically, outbound tourists, domestic tourism consumption, outbound tourism consumption and tourist-related employment.


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