Top Places for Chinese Tourists

  • China has now overtaken the United States and Germany in terms of outbound tourists. Image courtesy of Chinese Tourist Flickr

    China has now overtaken the United States and Germany in terms of outbound tourists. Image courtesy of Chinese Tourist Flickr

  • Destinations such as Thailand (pictured), Taiwan, and South Korea are becoming popular with Chinese tourists. Image courtesy of Chinese Tourist Flickr

    Destinations such as Thailand (pictured), Taiwan, and South Korea are becoming popular with Chinese tourists. Image courtesy of Chinese Tourist Flickr

  • Ninety percent of Chinese travelers are under the age of 45. Image courtesy of Chinese Tourist Flickr

    Ninety percent of Chinese travelers are under the age of 45. Image courtesy of Chinese Tourist Flickr

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TripAdvisor has released a list of the 20 most popular destinations for mainland Chinese travelers, a group that is now the largest market for outbound tourism. TripAdvisor noted that although the traditional Chinese destination favorites Hong Kong and Macau remain popular, younger Chinese travelers are starting to go farther afield with Thailand, Taiwan, and South Korea gaining large numbers of visitors. The travel website collected its data through daodao.com, a version of TripAdvisor tailored to Chinese tourists.

According to the Chinese Tourism Academy, the county has now overtaken the United States and Germany in terms of tourists, and it is estimated that the Chinese will take 94 million trips and spend US$117.6 billion in 2013. The academy also found that 90 percent of the Chinese traveling overseas are under the age of 45 and more than 83 million people traveled abroad in 2012, an 18 percent increase over the previous year.

The Top 20 Most Popular Destinations for Mainland Chinese Tourists

1. Hong Kong

2. Phuket, Thailand

3. Taiwan

4. Bangkok

5. Paris

6. Dubai

7. Macau

8. Seoul

9. Singapore

10. Bali

11. Rome

12. Chiang Mai, Thailand

13. New York

14. London

15. Jeju Island, South Korea

16. Boracay, Philippines

17. Kyoto, Japan

18. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

19. Hanoi

20. Kuala Lumpur

For more information, visit TripAdvisor.

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