Chinese tourists are driving Asia-Pacific’s travel boom

Asia-Pacific’s travel sector is seeing strong growth, with demand for flights set to match pre-pandemic levels this year - thanks to Chinese tourists

Feb 22, 2024

The region’s travel demand in December 2023 improved to almost 83% of 2019 numbers compared with just 57% in January, according to the International Air Transport Association. These numbers are set to improve.

Key takeaways

  • Demand is “just a little bit shy” of pre-pandemic levels, and that goal is expected to be hit this year, according to IATA;
  • Experts believe Chinese tourists will fuel this demand, particularly as they visit Southeast-Asian destinations within the wider region;
  • Outside of Asia Pacific, the U.S., U.K., South Korea, Japan and Australia were popular holiday spots for Chinese travelers.

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