Chinese travellers to the U.S. continues to grow

Published on : Monday, August 7, 2017

CITM-Graph-Hotels-comEvery year, the number of Chinese tourists travelling the globe increases significantly, making them the largest group of travellers in the world. Now, thanks in part to a recent agreement between the U.S. and China to extend visas for short-term business travellers, tourists and students, the U.S. could see an increase in Chinese travellers in the near future.


This trend is supported by research from the latest Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM) from which reveals the U.S. is the second most popular destination for Chinese travellers to visit in the next 12 months (behind France), with popular U.S. landmarks like the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty topping travel wish lists.


The CITM research also identifies that, while cities in Asia Pacific remain the most popular (82 percent of Chinese travellers have visited in the past 12 months), visitors to Europe and America have increased with a year over year growth of 25 percent and 11 percent, respectively. These destinations were particularly popular with millennial travellers, with 42 percent visiting Europe and 29 percent visiting America in the past 12 months.


According to the CITM, the Top U.S. Destinations for Chinese Travelers along with hotel suggestions are:


  1. Hawaii


Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

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From $293 per night


  1. New York


Roxy Hotel Tribeca

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From $208 per night


  1. Los Angeles


The LINE Hotel

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From $199 per night


  1. Las Vegas


The Signature at MGM Grand

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From $84 per night


  1. Seattle


Hotel Andra

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From $224 per night


  1. San Francisco


Argonaut Hotel

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From $275 per night


“The CITM reveals that the United States is one of the top five countries Chinese travelers visit the most,” said Josh Belkin, vice president and GM of the brand. “With tens of thousands of places to stay across the U.S., like distinctive boutiques, spacious vacation rentals and familiar chains, our site and mobile app have the perfect places for Chinese travelers of all ages and lifestyles.”


In 2016, there were 122 million outbound Chinese tourists – four percent more than in 2015 and a massive 74 percent more than in 2011, when we published the first CITM. China is already the largest source of international travelers for many countries – despite the fact only 10 percent of the population had passports in 2016!

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