Travel & Tourism - South China

A Hot Tip about Travel, Tourism and Food Services in China

Last updated: 23 Feb 2011

Guangdong’s travel and tourism industry accounts for one third of the nation’s total travel and tourism industry.

Why Guangdong? South China ? Guangdong?s travel and tourism industry accounts for Snapshot: one third of the nation?s total travel and tourism industry. Travel & Tourism ? Guangdong, with a population of 96.4 million, is the largest province in China, and represents the single largest potential source of tourists for U.S. tour operators Major Trade Show in 2011: ? Guangdong has the highest GDP of any province in the Guangzhou International Travel Fair 2011 country. Date: March 24-26, 2011 ? Guangdong?s residents have the highest level of Venue: Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center disposable income of any province in China. Organizer: Hannover Fairs Shanghai Ltd. Contact: Ms. Iris Han ? Guangdong consistently has the largest outbound tourists Tel: 86-20-3879-2796 of any province in the country. Fax: 86-20-8626-6690 Web site: www.gitf.com.cn E-mail: iris.han@hfchina.com Opportunities and Trends ? Chinese leisure travelers are likely to increasingly travel to the United States in group tours as a result ? The U.S Department of Commerce forecasts that the of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed United States will host 579,000 Chinese travelers by by both countries in Dec 2007. 2011, an increase from 525,000 in 2009. ? Chinese travel agencies are now allowed to partner ? In 2009, total U.S. travel and tourism service exports with U.S. companies to organize and market to Chinese travelers was $3.5 billion. This value of packaged group leisure tours to the United States, travel and tourism exports is calculated by totaling and U.S. travel destinations are able to advertise in all spending by Chinese people on short term visits China. to the United States, with the average Chinese tourist spending about $6,000 USD per visit. For More Information Contact: Diana Liu & Andrew Gately U.S. Commercial Service American Consulate General Guangzhou Email: diana.liu@trade.gov andrew.gately@trade.gov Phone: (86-20) 8667-4011 ext. 632 Fax: (86?20) 8666?6409 Click here to watch our Travel & Tourism Market Insight
Posted: 28 January 2011, last updated 23 February 2011

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