【信彩今年今期马报资料_黄大仙香港马会今期】Report: Chinese tourists spent 130 bln USD overseas in 2018

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Passengers get off the first flight of China Southern Airlines' Guangzhou-Urumqi-Vienna route at Vienna International Airport, Vienna, Austria, on June 18, 2019. China Southern Airlines launched a new air route connecting Guangzhou, Urumqi and Vienna on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Guo Chen)

China is considered the world's fastest-growing tourism market. Chinese tourists made 149 million overseas trips in 2018, with total spending amounting to 130 billion U.S. dollars, according to a report released by the China Tourism Academy.

BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese tourists made 149 million overseas trips in 2018, with total spending amounting to 130 billion U.S. dollars, according to a report released by the China Tourism Academy.

The data marked a year-on-year increase of 14.7 percent and 13 percent, respectively.

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the number of global travelers will exceed 1.8 billion by 2030. China is considered the world's fastest growing tourism market and will play a key role in the sector's development.

Tourists visit the aquarium in the Atlantis Hotel in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, March 17, 2019. More than 76 million domestic and overseas tourists visited the island province in 2018, up 11.8 percent year on year, and tourism revenue grew 14.5 percent over the previous year to more than 95 billion yuan (14 billion U.S. dollars), data from the Hainan tourism authority showed. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

The domestic tourism market is also booming. In the first half of the year, China's domestic tourism revenue came in at 2.78 trillion yuan (about 402 billion U.S. dollars), up 13.5 percent year on year, according to the report.

The academy predicted domestic tourism revenue will expand by 10 percent to reach 5.6 trillion yuan in 2019.