The number of Chinese tourists to Britain in 2017 doubled in 2016, making it one of the fastest growing destinations abroad. According to a report published by the Chinese travel agency Ctrip on Monday, more than 60,000 people booked a trip to Britain through its platform in 2017. The number increased due to the depreciation of the pound sterling, and the launch of flights more direct between Chinese and British cities, says the report. About 42 % of tourists opted to travel with groups of tourists, while the rest preferred a personalized travel plan, according to the report.
Chinese tourist Spending in UKPer capita consumption was around 10,000 yuan (1,589 US dollars). Most visitors spent 8 to 10 days on their trip, although trips of more than 15 days were also popular.
Most Chinese tourists visited castles, churches and opera houses.
Ctrip said it would continue to promote tourism to Britain, deepening cooperation with local travel agencies and launching more tourism products.