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More wealthy Chinese tourists visit Japan; China's cross-border travel to recover 73% this year | Daily Brief

01/10/2024| 6:05:33 PM| ChinaTravelNews

Xinjiang sees record number of visitors in 2023; Maldives turn to China for tourism as Indians cancel visits.

China travel unlikely this year to match 2019: Nomura

“Sizeable headwinds remain” for recovery of outbound overseas tourism from China “in 2024 and possibly 2025,” says a report from banking group Nomura. Nomura expected Chinese passengers “carried by cross-border flights to recover to 73 percent of 2019 levels by the end of 2024 from the current level of 57.9 percent (November 2023). Spending by outbound Chinese tourists would “fully recover to 100 percent of 2019 levels for full-year 2024”.

Maldives turns to 'closest ally' China for tourism amid Indian visits canceled

Facing tourism backlash from Indians, Muizzu on Tuesday appealed to China to "intensify" efforts to send more tourists to the island nation. Muizzu, who is on an official visit to China, was addressing the Maldives Business Forum in Fujian Province. He termed China as the Maldives' "closest" ally. 

Chinese tourists make a welcome return to Japan for high-end medical services

More wealthy Chinese tourists are visiting Japan for medical services, reflecting growing health consciousness in China post-pandemic. Beyond traditional hospitals and clinics, companies outside the healthcare sector have also made inroads attracting more Chinese tourists, according to SCMP. 

Chinese netizens go bananas over job to dress as Monkey King and be fed by tourists

The operator of the mountainous Taihang Wuzhishan Scenic Area in northern China’s Hebei province recently listed a job vacancy for people to dress up as the Chinese mythical Monkey King, Sun Wukong, be installed in a cave at the bottom of a mountain and be fed by tourists, reported Chinese media outlet Shangyou News. The job listing went viral on China's internet. 

Xinjiang sees record number of tourist visits in 2023

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region received more than 265.44 million tourist visits from home and abroad in 2023, a year-on-year increase of more than 117 percent, hitting a record high. Its revenue from tourism soared nearly 227 percent year on year to more than 296.7 billion yuan (41.78 billion U.S. dollars) in 2023, according to the regional culture and tourism department.

Chinese airlines cut jet fuel surcharges to five-month low

China's major airlines have cut jet fuel surcharges for the fourth consecutive time to the lowest level since the summer holiday ended in a move to boost demand ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.

Changsha Airport’s record growth: Resilience in global aviation

In 2023, Changsha Huanghua International Airport, a pivotal aviation hub in central China‘s Hunan Province, reached a significant milestone, handling a record-breaking 27.25 million passenger trips. This impressive figure not only underscores the airport’s growing prominence but also reflects a broader resurgence in the global travel and hospitality sector.

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