Some facts about China tourism from China View:
Fourth among the world’s leading tourist destinations.
Top outbound tourism market in Asia.54.7 million visitor arrivals from January to May, of which 10.74 million were from overseas, 8% higher than the same period last year. The rest were from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao.
International tourism receipts: A total of $17.15 billion was taken in from January to May, up 4.86% year on year.
Top destination cities: Shenzhen, the Hong Kong border city, Shanghai, the eastern business hub, and the country’s capital, Beijing, attracted the most foreign tourists during the first five months.
Properties and sites: Through June, the country had registered 37 properties inscribed on the World Heritage list, and 66 AAAAA-rated tourist sites.
Foreign receipts exceeded $41.9 billion in 2007.
Source: China View