Statistical Tourism Data for the First Half of 2017

I. Beating-expectation growth of domestic travels 
According to the sample survey on domestic travels, in the first half of 2017, domestic travels in China amounted to 2.537 billion, up 13.5% from the same period of last year. Among them, 1.757 billion travels were made by urban residents, up 15.8% and 780 million by rural residents, up 8.5%. The revenue generated from domestic travels hit RMB 2.17 trillion, up 15.8%, RMB 1.71 trillion of which was spent by urban tourists, up 16.1% and RMB 0.46 trillion by rural tourists, up 14.8%. 

CHINA NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE(LONDON UK, Ireland & Nordic Countries)

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