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Outbound trips by Chinese tourists up in 2018

Updated: Feb 13,2019 10:36 AM

Chinese tourists made 149.72 million outbound trips last year, up 14.7 percent over the previous year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said in a release on Feb 12.

The number of inbound tourists reached 141.2 million last year, an increase of 1.2 percent over 2017, according to the release.

Foreign tourists made 47.95 million trips among the inbound trips last year — 76.3 percent from Asia, 7.9 percent from North and South America, 12.5 percent from Europe, 1.9 percent from Oceania and 1.4 percent from Africa, the ministry said.

The top 10 countries supplying China’s major sources of inbound tourists last year were Myanmar, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Russia, Mongolia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, according to the ministry.