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General Situation of 2018 Tourism Market

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   The year of 2018 witnessed a favorable opening of culture and tourism integration, which is carried out in accordance with the work method of “integrate the suitable, integrate the possible; develop tourism through culture, enhance culture through tourism”. Culture expands the development space of tourism economy; supply-side reform promotes the quality of tourism development, so that people’s sense of gain in tourism is improved.

   Domestic tourism market witnesses lasting rapid increase, inbound tourism market is steadily going back to the path of increase and outbound tourism market in stable development. In the year of 2018, domestic number of tourists reached 553.9 million, a 10.8% increase compared to that of previous year; the number of inbound tourists is 29.1 million, a 7.8% increase. The total income of tourism of the year is 5.97 trillion, an increase of 10.5%. The contribution of tourism to GDP is 9.94 trillion based on primary estimation, which takes up 11.4% of the total GDP. The total direct employment of tourism is 282.6 million, and the number of direct and indirect employment is 799.1 million, which takes up 10.29% of the total employment number of the country.

I. The number of domestic tourism increases 10.8%

   The sample survey of domestic tourism shows that the number of domestic tourists if 553.9 billion, an increase of 10.8% over the number of previous year. Among this, 411.9 million are urban residents, an increase of 12.0%, 142 million are rural residents, an increase of 7.3%, domestic tourism income is 5.13 trillion, an increase of 12.3%. Among this, the consumption of urban residents is 4.26 trillion, an increase of 13.1 %; the consumption of rural residents is 0.87 trillion, an increase of 8.8%.

II. Number of foreign inbound tourists and of overnight tourists increase 4.7% and 5.2% respectively

   The number of inbound tourists reached 141.2 million, an increase of 1.2% over that of the previous year. Among this, 30.54 are foreign tourists, an increase of 4.7%; 79.37 million are tourists from Hong Kong, a decrease of 0.5%; 25.15 million are tourist from Macau, an increase of 2.0%; 6.14 million are tourists from Taiwan, an increase of 4.5%. According to the inbound method, 3.3% tourists are by ship, 17.3% by plane, 1.4% by train, 22.3% by car and 55.7% hiking.

   The number of overnight inbound tourist is 62.9 million, an increase of 3.6% over that of previous year. Among this, 23.64 million are foreign tourists, an increase of 5.2%; 28.2 million are Hong Kong tourists, an increase of 1.6%; 5.53 million are tourists from Macau, an increase of 5.9%, and 5.53 million are from Taiwan, an increase of 4.5%

III. The income of international tourism reached $127.1 billion

   The income of international tourism is $127.1 billion, an increase of 3.0% over that of previous year. Among this, $73.1 billion are spent by foreign tourists, an increase of 5.1%, $29.1 billion are spent by Hong Kong tourists, a decrease of 3.3%, $8.7billion are spent by Macau tourists, an increase of 5.0%, $16.3billion are spent by Taiwan tourists, an increase of 4.5%.

IV. The ratio of Asian inbound tourists is 76.3%, the ratio of tourists for sightseeing and leisure is 33.5%

   The number of inbound tourists is 479.5 million (including borderers visit around China), in which 76.3% are Asian tourists, 7.9% are from America, 1.9% from Europe, 1.8 from Australia, 1.4% are from Africa. According to the age classification, the ratio of tourists below 14 years old is 3.4%, the ratio of tourists between 15-24 is 13.7%, the ratio of tourists between 45-64 is 28.4%, the ratio of tourists above 65 is 4.6%. According to gender, 59.6% tourists are male and 40.4% are female. According to the aims for travel, tourists for meetings and business affairs take up 12.8%, sightseeing and leisure tourists take up 33.5%, tourists for visiting relatives and friends take up 2.8%, tourists for serving take up 15.5% and the rest takes up for 35.3%.

   According to the ranking of tourists of different countries, the top 17 tourists source markets are Burma, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, USA, Russia, Mongolia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Germany, England (the tourists from Burma, Vietnam, Russia, Mongolia, India include borderers.)

V. The number of outbound Chinese tourists reached 149.72million

   The number of outbound Chinese tourists reached 149.72 million, an increase of 14.7% over that of previous year. 

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