Chinese tourists spend in the US $ 74M every day
In 2015, fashion retail stores, hotels and luxury shops were places where the outgoing Chinese tourists spend most, according to a Xinhua report.
The report notes that in 2015, the number of Chinese tourists traveling to the US It increased by 18 percent from 2014 to reach 2.59 million. 2015 was also the year China replaced Brazil to become the fifth largest source of tourists in the US In 2015, Chinese tourists spent $ 26.9 billion in the US On average they obtained $ 74 million in revenue each day. Almost 30 percent of that money was spent shopping.
"The expenditure abroad increased can I attributed to the higher income of Chinese citizens. Expenditure abroad Japanese and Korean tourists' maintained a high growth rate of between 30 and 40 percent before the per capita GDP Japan and South Korea have reached $ 10,000, "said Zhao Ping, a researcher with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
"China, with a per capita GDP of $ 8.000, is still in the period of high-speed growth, and the trend will continue," he added. Representatives of the tourism industry in Taiwan were ready to take to the streets of Taipei on Monday afternoon to ask the government to address the declining number of tourists from mainland China who visit the island since the Democratic Progressive Party Independence trend took office in May.