Why do Chinese people especially go to overseas countries to buy things? Is it really foreign things? Or is the psychological effect of worshiping foreign countries and fawning on foreign countries too great? Let's see why we need to open the mode of buying things abroad~
Duty free shops in Tokyo often welcome many Chinese tourists
Hong Kong media reported on April 16 that, according to the world tourism organization of the United Nations, despite China's weak currency and slowing economic growth, Chinese tourists' overseas consumption again surpassed that of all other countries last year.
According to Hong Kong media reports on April 15, the organization said that overseas consumption of Chinese tourists reached 261 billion US dollars in 2016, an increase of 12% over 2015. This growth rate is less than half of that in 2015, when it was 25%.
The 2016 data marks the 13th consecutive year of double-digit growth in tourists' overseas consumption in the world's most populous country. It also means that China has remained the world's largest overseas consumer for the fifth consecutive year, leaving the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France behind, the organization said.
According to the organization, Chinese tourists spent more than twice as much abroad as American tourists in 2016. US tourists spent $122 billion abroad last year, up 8% from the previous year.
China has gradually become an important source of tourists, which is a major trend of World Tourism in the past 20 years. In 2001, the number of Chinese outbound tourists was only 12 million. Since then, the number has increased more than 10 times, reaching 135 million last year, an increase of 6%.
Nowadays, Chinese tour groups can be seen all over the world from Paris to New York, but some Chinese tourists are criticized for their rude behavior or disrespect for local culture.
Earlier this month, two Chinese female tourists were suspected of spilling unidentified liquid at the Meiji Shrine in the Japanese capital.
Another media reported this week that Chinese tourists were suspected of using stones to display the word "China" in a scenic spot in Iceland.
The growing number of Chinese outbound tourists has benefited many tourist attractions in the Asia Pacific region, especially Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The United States and a number of European countries have also benefited.