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India in bucket list of popular destination for Chinese travellers in APAC

Chinese travellers are also visiting multiple cities per trip, with over 80% saying they would not just stay in a single city

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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With China becoming the top source market for many countries, a report found that featured in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) bucket list of popular destinations among

According to the sixth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor report by Hotels.com, featured in the bucket of popular destinations amongst Chinese travellers, with Hong Kong being the most visited country in the region in 2016.


or the Mount Everest also featured in the top three landmarks in region, along with Mount Fuji in Japan and Great Barrier Reef in Australia to have caught the Chinese traveller's fancy, it said.

"A considerable 7 per cent of the travellers voted for or Mount Everest as one of the three landmarks outside China that is a must-visit in their lifetime," report said.

The report combined data from more than 3,000 Chinese international travellers and over 3,800 Hotels.com accommodation partners globally.

Meanwhile, the rise of the Chinese 'more generation' identified in the report saw of all age groups travelling more often and for longer, with the number of trips and number of days per trip increasing in the past year from 3 to 4 and from 5-7 days, respectively, it said.

are also visiting multiple cities per trip, with over 80 per cent saying they would not just stay in a single city, the report said.

This 'more generation' is providing huge economic benefits to global economies with China seeing 122 million outbound tourists in 2016, 4 per cent more than in 2015 and a staggering 74 per cent more than in 2011, it added.

The potential for growth in both the number of and their spending power is enormous, Hotels.com Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific and Latin America Abhiram Chowdhry said.

"Our research has identified that China outbound tourism offered huge economic benefits to many countries across the globe. It's, therefore, vital that hotels cater for and develop innovative hotel services that tap into their spending power, while ensuring the sustainability of their businesses - and local travel industry for the future," he added.

"Despite many key indicators providing signs of a slowdown in the Chinese economy, this year's found spending on travel increased across all age brackets, with spending $3,600 in the last 12 months

more than a quarter of their income and an increase of 4 per cent compared with the previous year," Chowdhry said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 01 2017. 16:00 IST
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