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Published: 15:02, February 11, 2024 | Updated: 15:14, February 11, 2024
Report: Chinese tourists to make over 6b domestic trips in 2024
By Xinhua
Published:15:02, February 11, 2024 Updated:15:14, February 11, 2024 By Xinhua

Visitors watch a firework show during the opening ceremony of the 40th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at the Harbin Ice-Snow World in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Jan 5, 2024. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING - Chinese tourists are expected to make more than 6 billion domestic trips in 2024, and the combined number of inbound and outbound tourists traveling internationally is expected to exceed 260 million, according to a recent report from the China Tourism Academy.

The report, which includes a review of China's tourism performance in 2023 and a forecast for 2024, highlights significant recovery in the tourism sector last year.

In 2023, domestic tourism in China saw remarkable year-on-year growth of over 100 percent in both revenue and number of tourists, bouncing back to over 80 percent of the 2019 level, figures from the report show.

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Inbound and outbound international tourism also surged, with the total number of tourists surpassing 190 million, up more than 280 percent from the previous year.

The academy's research team said that the desire to travel among China's residents remained high throughout 2023, with tourists reporting a high level of satisfaction.

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