Tourist spending grew the fastest in Asia-Pacific in 2016, outpacing visitor arrival expenditures in Europe and North America, Mastercard’s Global Destinations Cities Index 2017 showed.
Shanghai is the top-ranked destination city in the Chinese mainland according to international overnight visitor arrivals, the latest annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index says.
Changes in demographic and spending habits of Chinese outbound visitors could benefit developing countries in Southeast Asia.
Reservations for bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) soared as China's "Golden Week" holiday draws near.
The Sunday Times said Uber's concessions were likely to involve passenger safety and benefits for its drivers, possible limits on working hours to improve road safety and holiday pay.
In 2015, Chinese adults aging 18-34 accounted for about 60 percent of outbound travelers, according to Phocuswright.
Around 710 million trips will be made during the upcoming combined National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, according to the China National Tourism Administration.
Chinese airlines will need 8,575 new planes worth $1.21 trillion over the next 20 years to meet strong travel growth, said Commercial Aircraft Corp of China.
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