Published on : Tuesday, January 9, 2018
According to Li Jinzao, head of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) at a tourism conference in Xiamen in east China’s Fujian Province said that the tourism industry continued to boom in China in 2017 and garnered a revenue of 5.4 trillion yuan (about 832 billion U.S. dollars).
Li mentioned in 2017, on an average, every Chinese person made 3.7 trips.
It was reported that over 5 billion trips were made across China last year which generated a total estimated revenue of 4.57 trillion yuan in 2017 .
This saw a 69-percent jump from 2012 and average annual growth of 15.8 percent over the past five years.
It was also seen that 129 million overseas trips were made in 2017. Li further added that Tourism lead to the creation of more than 80 million jobs and became an important industry to help the economy and reduce poverty.
In order to regulate the domestic tourism market, CNTA downgraded three 5A tourist destinations and warned more than 400 scenic areas for poor service and substandard hygiene over the past three years said Li.
A three-step goal for China’s tourism industry was also brought forward by him to lead China to become a strong tourism country by 2040.