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North-south travels underline winter tourism vigor; Chinese firms travel abroad in search of trade deals | Daily Brief

01/17/2024| 6:56:55 PM| ChinaTravelNews

Tourism boom may exacerbate currency depreciation; Resort island receives over 90 million tourists last year.

Chinese firms to travel abroad in search of trade deals

China plans to arrange overseas trips for a large number of foreign trade companies in 2024 to help them make deals and expand their markets. It will arrange for more than 1,000 groups of enterprises to visit foreign countries this year to participate in exhibitions, conduct market research and hold business talks. China's foreign trade last year was up 0.2% yearly in yuan terms.

Chinese tourism boom may exacerbate Yuan depreciation

Chinese citizens are traveling more post-pandemic. The elevated overseas spending could further weaken the Chinese currency Yuan, which already shows signs of weakness. The policymakers are now tasked with balancing the positive effects of increased tourism on the economy against the potential devaluation of the currency.

China to become largest outbound tourism market this year

China's tourism activities are expected to fully recover to pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year, helping to restore its position as the world's biggest outbound tourism market, insiders have said. China's inbound and outbound tourism market will further accelerate in 2024, with the total number of inbound and outbound trips exceeding 264 million and international tourism revenue topping $107 billion, according to a report from the China Tourism Academy as reported by Global Times.

Air China to increase the number of flights between Budapest and Beijing

From April, Air China will increase the number of its flights between Beijing and Budapest from two to three a week. Furthermore, Budapest Airport is also in talks with China Southern Airlines to further expand the connection between the two countries. The Chinese national airline launched a direct Budapest-Beijing flight in 2015, which was suspended during the COVID pandemic. Direct flights between the two capitals resumed in the summer of 2022.

Tourism authorities super-responsive to service issues as Harbin chill radiates

With Harbin – in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province – as a sensational winter tourist mecca continuing to inspire admiration and emulation, many tourist destinations across the country are going out of their way to woo visitors. In this unusual exuberance local tourism administrations have demonstrated an unusual responsiveness to service complaints, and their zest and near-zero tolerance of misconduct in the sector suggest the current fervor, by catalyzing general improvements in tourist services, might last well into the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday period.

Growing north-south travels underline winter tourism vigor

Long-distance trips between China's vast north and south are proved a smash hit in the tourism sector this winter, following the success of Harbin, capital city of northeast the nation's Heilongjiang province. Harbin rises as a top choice for winter vacation, owing to the city's thoughtful services tailored for tourists from southern China and novel ice-and-snow experiences for people whose hometown rarely snows.

China's resort island receives over 90 million tourists in 2023

More than 90 million domestic and overseas tourists visited south China's tropical island province of Hainan in 2023, up 49.9 percent year on year, local authorities said Monday. Hainan's total tourism revenue surged 71.9 percent year on year to about 181.3 billion yuan (about 25.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2023, according to local authorities. Last year, Hainan experienced rapid development in cruise tourism. Cruises to the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea saw 400 trips, up 277.8 percent year on year, and received 149,400 domestic tourists, up 405.33 percent.

Bhutan receives first tourism award in China

Bhutan received the ‘Outstanding Destination Excellence Award’ at the 18th National Geographic Traveler China Golden Awards Ceremony, marking the first award for the country in the China market. The awards ceremony took place on December 28 of last year at the Zhengda Centre in Beijing and acknowledged outstanding accomplishments in travel, hospitality, lifestyle, and destinations.

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