According to the China National Tourism Administration, almost six million Chinese chose to travel to other countries for their vacation.
Among the cities in China, Chengdu has leapfrogged over Guangzhou and Shenzhen to become one of the top three sources of outbound Chinese tourists. Shanghai and Beijing took the first and second place respectively showing that, the residents of these cities enjoy travelling the most.
Hot favourites destinations among Chinese travellers are Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, USA, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Maldives and Russia. Also now that a number of countries have introduced visa-free policy for Chinese travellers, there have been a significant increase in the number of Chinese visiting Morocco, Tonga and Tunisia. Morocco in particular, saw an increase of 350 percent in Chinese arrivals.
Encouraged by the growth of outbound tourists from Chengdu, the various international exhibitors will be looking to showcase their tourism destinations, products and services at the Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2016.
The exhibition to be held at Century New City International Convention & Exhibition Center from December 2 to 4 is expected to feature more than 400 exhibitors from over 40 countries as well as, attract some 6,500 trade visitors and 400 hosted buyers.
Sri Lanka has been confirmed as the Country Partner, in their bid to attract more travellers. Sri Lanka will be joined by exhibitors from other countries such as Africa, Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.