—According to the China National Tourism Administration, 120 million tourists from the Chinese mainland travelled abroad in 2015, with a spending of RMB 11,625 ($1,768) per capita. Two thirds of them are free independent travelers.
—The boom of outbound tourism is also reflected by the bookings with major travel agencies, and the largest source cities are Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Guangzhou. (Source: China UnionPay International)
—While domestic luxury consumption in China fell two percent last year, luxury purchases abroad increase 10 percent, according to the consulting firm Bain & Company. Shopping tourism from China increased 32 percent in 2015 from the previous year.