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  The Big Data Joint Lab of The China Tourism Academy and Ctrip released the 2018 China Tourists' Outbound Trip Big Data Report. Based on consumers' orders through Ctrip, it conducts a comprehensive research about Chinese tourist' outbound trips and the tourism market.


  Statistic shows that  the number of Chinese's outbound tourists reached 149.72 million in 2018, an increase of 14.7% compared with the same period in 2017. From 2008 to 2018, China's outbound trips maintained a two digit growth and the highest growth rate exceeded 20%, making China world's largest source of outbound trips and tourism consumption country. Outbound travel has become part of the daily life of Chinese citizens.


  The following are the most popular destinations and data analysis in the report. Let's take a look at it~


Thailand, the Most Popular Destination


  According to the report, about 71.25 million tourists traveled to overseas countries in 2018, which shows the huge potential of the overseas tourism market. 


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TOP 20 Most Popular Destinations

  Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, United States, Cambodia, Russia, Philippines, Australia, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, United Kingdom, Maldives, France, Germany, Spain, Sri Lanka.


10 Countries with Fastest Tourist Growth


  Myanmar, Montenegro, Serbia, Laos, Argentina, Spain, Cambodia, Mexico, Brazil, Czech Republic.


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TOP 10 Shopping Destinations

  Hong Kong, China; Dubai; Osaka; Macau, China; Tokyo; Paris; Nagoya; London; Singapore; Kyoto.

TOP 10 Popular Overseas Museums


  Louvre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Aircraft Carrier Museum of Midway, Singapore National Museum, Angkor National Museum, Taiwan Museum of Marine Biology, Prado Museum, Fujiko F Fujio Museum, Musée d'Orsay, California Science Museum.


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Most of The Outbound Tourists are Post-80s 


  According to the Ctrip's outbound travel orders, 52% of outbound tourists in 2018 were women and 48% were men. And most outbound tourists were still the post-80s who have the wealth and health, accounting for 29% of the total. Also, the post-90s all turned into adult and surpassed post-70s becoming the second largest outbound tourists group. In 2018, post-90s tourists accounted for 18% of the total, one percentage point higher than the post-70s. The number of post-00s tourists ranked fourth, accounting for 13% of the total.


  I also found that Chengdu appeared in this big data report, ranking as one of the "20 Outbound Tourism Departure Cities before 2018 Spring Festival", closely following Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. By December 31, 2018, Chengdu has opened 114 international (regional) routes, including 62 direct international flights, and the route network covers all five continents. On April 30, Sichuan Airlines will open a regular round-trip flight from Chengdu to Istanbul, Turkey. It plans to open two international direct flights from Chengdu to Rome, Italy and Helsinki, Finland in June and August this year. With the simplification of exit procedures and the opening of direct flights to the world, more and more Chengdu people can easily make quick plans to go out and see the "big and wonderful world."


  What are your outbound travel plans this year? 


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