Mexico's government recognizes China as a major tourism market, with a still modest but growing number of Chinese visitors choosing to travel to Mexico as 74,300 in 2016, a 33.5 percent increase.
Chinese respondents were the most likely to spend more, with 40% saying they would double expenditure, compared with 29% in Japan and 28% in Malaysia.
More than 7 million Chinese tourists visited Japan last year, an official with the Japan National Tourism Organization said Sunday.
People arriving from China were the third biggest group in February, at 57,900, behind the 74,100 Australian arrivals and the 143,500 New Zealand residents.
Thailand expects 38 million tourists overall this year, including more than 10 million from China.
Smart tour guide operator Lvji has received 120 million yuan in financing, which will be used to integrate resources.
Africa first moved up to the top in-depth travel destination Chinese travelers hope to visit in 2018, dethroning the ever-popular Japan and Australia.
The tech-savvy Finland is transforming itself from a traditional travel model to a digital story-telling approach for marketing in China.
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