Chinese, Indian tourism markets highlighted during World Travel & Tourism Council

Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

wttcThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) held in Bangkok emphasised on outbound Chinese tourists, the number of which is growing rapidly in recent years, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Many speakers talked about how to win a bigger share of Chinese tourists.

 

A total of 122 million Chinese tourists made outbound trips in 2016, according to a report jointly issued by Chinese travel services provider Ctrip and China Tourism Academy (CTA) in January. Thailand remained the top destination for Chinese tourists.

 

“(The growing number of Chinese tourists) is the biggest opportunity for your tourism industry and for our countries,” said former British Prime Minister David Cameron during his speech on Wednesday. He noted that tens of millions of Chinese people join in the middle class and want to be travellers every year.

 

David Scowsill, president and CEO of WTTC, during his opening speech for the summit, said travel and tourism stimulate the economy by generating over US$7.6 trillion globally, supporting over 292 million jobs, which is now 1 in 10 jobs worldwide.

 

Indian market was also paid attention to during the summit as Indian service providers were also invited to share their ideas.

 

Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, asked the industry to get prepared and adapt itself for the future as China and India will become top tourism source markets in the near future.


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