According to statistics from China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the number of outbound trips by Chinese citizens reached almost 150 million in 2018, maintaining China’s status as the country with the largest number of outbound tourists and representing a 14.7% increase from the year before. During the recent four-day Labor Day holiday, as many as 4 million Chinese traveled internationally.

Furthermore, Ctrip’s data revealed a new trend of growing numbers of tourists from third and fourth tier cities going abroad. Over the holiday, Chinese tourists visited 903 destinations in more than 90 countries via group tours, independent trips and customized tours.

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