Named the most generous tourists in the world
Chinese travelers were the leaders in expenditures abroad in 2016. Chinese citizens spent on foreign trips last year 261 billion dollars. The increase compared to 2015 was 12 percent. The top 3 also included Americans and Germans. Expenditures of Russians abroad in the past year fell.
About it reports a press-service of the world tourism organization (UNWTO).
Chinese citizens spent on foreign trips last year 261 billion dollars. The increase compared to 2015 was 12 percent. In second place on this indicator were the United States. Expenses of American tourists increased to 122 billion dollars (plus eight percent by 2015).
Germany closes the top three with a score of 81 billion dollars. This is a five percent increase results in 2015. The fourth position went to the UK ($64 billion), the fifth — France (41 billion). All of these tourism markets showed growth in 2016.
As for tourists from Russia, their spending abroad, by contrast, fell from 35 to 24 billion dollars.
The reason for this lies in a weak economy and exchange rates, noted UNWTO. Decreased spending Brazilian travelers. A specific amount of experts are called.
In February it became known that China earned in the domestic tourists more than 61 billion dollars for the celebration of New year on East calendar. In early October of 2016, travellers from the country spent $ 60 billion on travel in the weekend on the occasion of Day of education of China.