China's outbound tourism market sees accelerated growth

Number of international passenger flights has risen significantly, from less than 500 flights per week in early 2023 to over 4,600 flights

Jan 11, 2024

Passenger transport between China and Europe has surpassed 60% of pre-pandemic levels, and the number of regular direct flights between China and the U.S. has increased to 63 flights per week.

Key takeaways

  • New data shows a significant increase in bookings for Spring Festival holiday compared to the same period last year, with the peak of bookings arriving earlier;
  • Outbound travel bookings for the holiday now account for 34% of total orders. Popular destinations include Thailand, Singapore, Maldives, Russia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Nordic countries;
  • There has been a significant increase in Chinese residents' interest in exploring foreign countries, with 60% of respondents expressing their intent to travel overseas within the next year.

Get the full story at People's Daily

Related must-reads