While at work, I came across some interesting facts about Chinese tourists.
1) Chinese outbound (international) travel is growing at 15% a year. There are now more tourists leaving from
2) Chinese trade-down on accommodations and transportation, but trade up in shopping. Trading-up and down are terms used to describe the behavior of buying really cheap things to be able to afford certain luxuries, for example, buying Target-brand socks to wear with $200 Nike sneakers. For example, the average American visitor to
3) Most travel in with tour groups. This is because Chinese travelers typically can’t speak English, have never traveled before and don’t know what to expect, and want to be able to eat Chinese food.
4) The cost of round trip airfare from