Posted On 2017/05/20 By In China Domestic, News, China Outbound, Destinations With 325 Views

Countries along Belt and Road become popular Destinations for Chinese Tourists

Countries along Belt and Road have become popular destinations for Chinese tourists, according to a report issued by, a Chinese online travel agency. The report, based on bookings made on the Lvmama website, showed that the number of Chinese tourists visiting ASEAN countries in 2016 rose to nearly three times that of 2015.

The number of Chinese people visiting Central and Eastern Europe saw a year-on-year increase of 229 percent in 2016. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia saw rapid growth in the number of Chinese tourists last year.

In the first four months this year, the number of visitors who traveled to Russia was nearly twice that of the same period last year.

Some 150 million Chinese travelers are expected to visit countries along the Belt and Road from 2016 to 2020, with their spending likely to top 200 billion U.S. dollars, according to China National Tourism Administration.

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Article: Xinhua / Image: 林耀民

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Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds three Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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