Will Chinese Travel Help China's Economy?
2016-06-03 20:50:09

China is using travel as an important tool to help strengthen its economy.(1)

China also hopes to increase its influence on world events by sending more travelers overseas.(2)

This hope was evident at the recent First World Conference on Tourism.(3)

There, a Chinese official spoke about the government's plan for using tourists and the money they spend.(4)

The head of China’s National Tourism Administration, Li Jinzao, said the country is expecting some big numbers from tourism.(5)
中国国家旅游局、 李金,团长说,该国期待着一些大的数字,从旅游。

Li told the conference that China plans to send 150-million travelers along what he called the “One Belt, One Road.(6)
李在会议上说,中国计划发送 1 亿 5000 万旅客沿着他所谓的"一根皮带,一条路。

" In the next five years, these tourists are expected to spend $200 billion, he said.(7)
"在未来的五年中,这些游客预计将花费 $ 2000 亿,他说。

This spending estimate is likely to raise expectations among countries along the ancient Silk Road, which links China to its neighbors.(8)

Li predicted that total Chinese spending on tourism would increase up to three times from the present level of $460 billion by the year 2020.(9)
李预计,旅游总中国开支将增长三倍从目前水平的 $ 4600 亿到 2020 年。

State media reported his comments.(10)

Some observers say that travel will have a small impact on the Chinese economy.(11)

But there is no denying the government's excitement to enlarge the role of the tourism industry.(12)

Linking Tourism and Foreign Policy(13)

China has reasons to feel it can use tourism to influence foreign policy.(14)

Governments across the world are changing their immigration rules to welcome the growing numbers of Chinese tourists.(15)

Japan recently announced it would offer 10-year visas to Chinese businessmen and artists.(16)
最近,日本宣布它将向中国商人和艺术家提供 10 年签证。

The desire to attract tourists has led Nepal and Sri Lanka to change their relationships with China, too.(17)

Chinese citizens are now going to places where in the past Chinese rarely went.(18)

Their decisions are often based on political sensitivities or the desire to buy luxury goods.(19)

Michel Gutsatz is a marketing expert. He says that among Chinese travelers, South Korea and Thailand are popular destinations.(20)

Outside of Asia, he said, Chinese are more likely to visit Europe than North America.(21)

These changes, he said, are the result of young Chinese travelers, who spend more and travel independently.(22)

Spending by Chinese tourists has lifted the economies of several Asian countries, including Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, according to a new report by HSBC, a bank.(23)
中国游客的消费已经解除经济的几个亚洲国家,包括泰国、 马来西亚和越南,根据汇丰,一家银行的新报告。

HSBC expects the number of Chinese traveling overseas to reach 242-million by 2024.(24)
汇丰预计中国海外旅游达到 2 亿 4200 万 2024 年的数量。

In a single year, that number would be equal to the total number of tourists received by Germany, Iran, Indonesia and Egypt combined.(25)
在一年之内,数将等于的德国,接获的游客总数伊朗、 印度尼西亚和埃及相结合。

Chinese tourists are responsible for more than 15 percent of all arrivals in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan, the bank's report said.(26)
中国游客是负责超过 15%的所有来港定居人士在香港、 韩国、 台湾、 越南、 泰国和日本,世界银行的报告说。

Business Travel(27)

China is now the biggest business travel market in the world.(28)

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) recently announced that China has overtaken the United States in business travel.(29)
全球商务旅行协会 (GBTA) 最近宣布,中国已超过美国的商务旅行。

Chinese spent just over $291 billion on business travel last year. Americans spent just over $290 billion.(30)
中国刚刚超过花了 $ 2910 亿去年出差。美国人只是多花 $ 2900 亿。

This year, GBTA predicts that the Chinese business travel market will grow over 10 percent, while the U.S. business travel market will grow less than 2 percent.(31)
今年,GBTA 预测,中国商务旅行市场将增长超过 10%,而美国商务旅行市场将增长小于 2%。

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