As for overseas independent trips, the ministry stressed the importance of examining online travel companies, agencies and platforms and their travel products.
The caution is already surfacing in Macau’s gaming data, with revenue showing two straight months of slowing growth.
Last year, 131 million Chinese mainland tourists spent more than $115 billion outside the mainland, 5% more than in 2016. But shopping expenses fell by about 10%.
Shanghai-based online travel operator Lvmama.com was announced as the official Chinese travel partner of Inter Milan on Saturday.
Tencent Travel unveiled Canada's first official WeChat city Mini Program, a mobile guide that offers Chinese users travel information like interactive itineraries, hotels and attractions.
Travelers from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan led the number of people making trips to mainland China, accounting for 79.09% of mainland China’s total inbound travel.
Chinese tourists are visiting destinations as far away as Africa, but still, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region have benefited from this large number of Chinese tourists in recent years.
Cleartrip is the second-place competitor against MakeMyTrip in India’s online travel war. Its acquisition of Flyin signals a shift in its focus to the Middle Eastern market, where the price wars are less fierce.
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