China tops world in outbound tourism in 2015
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. ■