Encouraged by rising disposable incomes, growing direct flight lines, and an extended period of appreciating RMB, the Chinese have became the world’s most prolific travelers. In 2014, China outpaced the United States for most outbound travelers and the most international travel spending in the world with a record $164.8 billion spent. In 2015, Chinese travelers made roughly 133 million foreign trips and spent more than $200 billion on tourism related activities. That number is expected to reach a whopping $422 billion by the year 2020 – that’s roughly equivalent to the GDPs of developed countries like Portugal and Ireland combined.

Those numbers are staggering, and give us insight into the future international travel trends of the most lucrative population in the world.

To help make sense of the future of Chinese international travel, and understand the travel and accommodation preferences and trends of Chinese international travelers, Resonance’s 2016 Future of Chinese International Travel Report analyzes 1.2 million reviews of 94,000 attractions around the world on Qyer.com – a TripAdvisor-like site popular with young independent Chinese travelers.

This 41-page report on the Future of Chinese International Travelers includes:

  • Introduction
  • Where They Go
  • What They Do & When
  • Accommodation Preferences
  • Key Takeaways



  • About The Study

Where They Go

  • Testing The Local Waters
  • The French Connection

What They Do & When

  • Popularity By Category
  • Top Sightseeing Destinations
  • Sports & Adventure
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Where They Spend
  • Spending Factors

Accommodation Preferences

  • Regional Most Popular Hotels

Key Takeaways

  • FIT is Now the Majority
  • Mobile Leads the Way
  • For Hospitality, Training is Key
  • Sightseeing Still Reigns, Experiences Catching Up
  • Peak Travel Times Create Opportunity for the West
  • Shopping Transcends Generations

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