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There are 6 Chinese cities among Top 10 world tourism cities according to WTTC

Date:2017-10-25 View:35

Source: China Economic Net


On October 24, 2017, The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the new city tourism impact data which shows that the world’s top ten fastest growing tourism cities are all in Asia.

Asian city tourism and the influence of tourism are a part of the WTTC series report. Focusing on tourism and contribution of the tourism industry to urban economy and job creation, the research covers 65 cities, among which 21 are Asian cities.

The data shows that Asian cities are at the forefront of tourism growth over the next ten years. Chongqing (14% growth per year) heads the table, followed by Guangzhou (13.1%), Shanghai (12.8%) and Beijing (12%). The other cities on the top ten list are Chengdu (11.2%), Manila (10.9%), Delhi (10.8%), Shenzhen (10.7%), Kuala Lumpur (10.1%) and Jakarta (10%).

With the world average growth rate at 4% per year, and Asia Pacific at 5.8%, these cities are significantly outpacing both the regional and global average, according to the report. Tourism industry of Shanghai created $30 billion GDP, being the Top 1 in the world, followed by Beijing which is $27 billion in total, whereas Tokyo ($20 billion) ranks 6th in the world. (Reported by Pei Xiaoge)

Edited by Chi Zijing