China saw a 14% rise in outbound trips in the first half of 2019, while travel expenditure dropped by 4% relative to last year's same period.
The UAE will continue to be the preferred GCC destination for Chinese tourists, welcoming a projected 1.9 million visitors by 2023.
Boasting warm weather, Australia and New Zealand are among the most popular destinations for Chinese during the period.
In top position was Shanghai Disneyland, which scored 75.99 points in the report. OCT East and Windows of the World ranked second and third respectively.
This year saw several $100 million-plus investment rounds - with five new companies achieving unicorn status in the process.
About 96 900 Chinese tourists traveled to South Africa in 2018.
Central Java received some 667,320 international arrivals in 2018, of which China contributed around 80,000 arrivals.
From January to October, Chinese travelers to the Philippines accounted for 22 percent of market share.
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