Published on : Thursday, November 25, 2021
Chinese outbound tourism numbers are set to jump more than 25% this year from 2020. Remains “basically at a standstill” in comparison to pre-pandemic levels, according to Chinese media reporting. The dramatic drop in travellers from China, the world’s most populous nation, has left a $255 billion annual spending hole in the global tourism market.
Total 25.62 million Chinese tourist trips overseas are expected to be made in 2021. This year’s projection included trips to special administrative regions of China such as the gambling hub of Macau. Macau has become a “bright spot” for outbound tourism from mainland China.
The recovery pace in 2022 depends on how other destinations handle tourism. In this month, “not to go abroad” continues to guide citizens for non-urgent and non-essential reasons.