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Travel and Tourism - China - February 2016

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How are the Chinese fuelling the global luxury market, including foreign travel?
  • What has motivated the Chinese government to extend the 72-hour ‘visa-free’ programme for international travellers?
  • Why has the slowing economy not put a damper on the building of new hotels? 
  • How has the cruise industry in China become a force to be reckoned with?

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Table of contents

  1. China: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Recent government reforms
              • Geography
              • Attractions

                  • Key destinations for foreign tourists
                    • Beijing
                      • Shanghai
                        • Lesser-known destinations
                          • 72-hour visa-free programme
                          • Tourism and the Economy

                              • Wealthy Chinese fuel the global luxury market
                                • International tourism revenues
                                  • Figure 1: International tourism receipts in China, 2010-14
                                • Tourism, employment and GDP
                                  • Figure 2: Travel & tourism economy showing direct & indirect impact on employment & GDP, 2010 & 2015
                              • Arrivals

                                • International
                                  • Figure 3: Top 10 destinations worldwide for tourism arrivals, 2011-14
                                  • Figure 4: International tourism arrivals in China, 2010-14
                                • China also leads the pack in North East Asia
                                  • Figure 5: International arrivals to North East Asia, showing % share of inbound market for each country, 2010-14
                                • Where do the tourists come from?
                                  • Figure 6: Breakdown of inbound tourist arrivals to China, 2010-14
                                • Domestic
                                • Market Characteristics

                                  • International
                                    • Purpose of visit
                                      • Seasonality
                                        • Length of stay
                                          • Domestic
                                            • Purpose of visit
                                              • Seasonality/length of stay
                                              • Transport

                                                • Air
                                                  • Beijing Capital International Airport
                                                    • Figure 7: Top 10 busiest airports in the world, 2014
                                                    • Figure 8: Passenger traffic at Beijing Capital International Airport, 2011-15
                                                  • Beijing’s new airport
                                                    • Other major gateways
                                                      • New routes in 2015/16
                                                        • Figure 9: New routes launched by Chinese airlines in 2015-16
                                                      • Road
                                                        • New car-hire regulations
                                                          • Rail
                                                            • Sea
                                                            • Accommodation

                                                                • Figure 10: Graded hotels showing average room & occupancy rates, 2014
                                                              • Occupancy rates
                                                                • International and local hotel brands
                                                                  • New openings
                                                                    • Figure 11: Random sampling of hotels in China – new-builds between 2015-17
                                                                • Tourism News

                                                                    • The China-US Tourism Year
                                                                      • Sales tax refund programme
                                                                        • Travel trade fairs
                                                                        • What Next?

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                                                                          Travel and Tourism - China - February 2016

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