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Travel & Tourism

Industry Overview

China is rapidly becoming one of the most important outbound tourism markets in the world. According to the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), China’s outbound travelers reached 83.18 million in 2012, an 18.41 % increase over the previous year. In the future, China just might become the largest tourism outbound market in the world.

The United States is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Chinese travelers. In 2012, China ranked as the 7th largest international market for the United States. Roughly 1.5 million Chinese (excluding Hong Kongese) visited the U.S. in 2012, an about 35.3% increase over the previous year.

A survey report showed that shopping has become a crucial impetus promoting consumption of Chinese outbound visitors. Chinese visitors spend an average of roughly $7,100 per visit to the U.S., more than double the average overseas visitor, who spends about $3,240, according to Commerce Department statistics.

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Familiarization Trips to the U.S.

CS China is working with U.S. and Chinese partners to send more media/tour agent familiarization trips to the United States. If you would like to work with us and/or would like more information, please contact Jing Wei or Stellar Chu.

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Major Shows & Exhibitions

This section provides a listing of upcoming coal and travel & tourism-related events in China, including industry shows and trade missions. While FCS China is directly involved with some of these events, the majority here has no direct relationship with the FCS and are listed solely as a convenience to our users.

For more information, please contact the organizing group as listed in the event description. Verify the information before making any commitments - we are not responsible for accuracy of information or changes in events' schedules.

China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (10th edition)

Dates: April 9-11, 2014
Venue: National Agricultural Exhibition Center
Website: http://www.cottm.com/

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Useful Links and Industry Contacts

Links to non-Commercial Service organizations are provided solely as a convenience to our users. The Commercial Service makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of the information provided on the following web sites. The FCS is not responsible for the content of the individual organization web pages found through these links, and their inclusion here should not be understood as an endorsement of these organizations.

U.S. Travel Association (USTA)

National Tour Association (NTA)

China National Tourism Administration

General U.S. Visa Information Website (Ongoing Tourism Promotion and Policy Initiatives)

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U.S. Commercial Service Contacts

The U.S. Commercial Service offers a broad array of market entry services to U.S. companies in the travel and tourism industry. Please refer to the following relevant contacts for additional information on how we can help you expand your business in China.

Beijing Office:
Tel: (86-10) 8531-3000
Fax: (86-10) 8531-3701
Jing Wei

Shanghai Office:
Tel: (86-21) 6279-7630
Fax: (86-21) 6279-7639
Stellar Chu

Guangzhou Office:
Tel: (86-20) 3814-5000
Fax: (86-20) 3814-5310
Barry Zhang

Chengdu Office:
Tel: (86-28) 8558-3992
Fax: (86-28) 8558-3991
Haiyan Hua

Shenyang Office:
Tel: (86-24) 2322-1198x8142
Fax: (86-24) 2322-2206
Dongmei Sun

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