2016 marked an all-time high for arrivals from China, up 24% year-on-year to 610,000 arrivals.
China is Canada’s third largest market in terms of arrivals, and as of 2016, is the second largest in terms of tourist receipts.
Another contributor to visitation is Canada’s 1.3 million Chinese Canadians – as 47% of Chinese travellers came to visit friends and relatives in 2015.
The majority of trips from Chinese travellers involved visits to British Columbia or Ontario at least once in their trip. 50% of recreational travellers from China were 35 to 54 years old, and 26% travelled to Canada with children.
Strong economic growth, a rapidly growing middle class and increasing air access bode well for the year ahead, with strong projected growth. 2018 is also the Canada-China Year of Tourism, an initiative intended to create closer ties between Chinese and Canadian citizens.
Global Tourism Watch
Consumer-based intelligence and key strategic considerations for the tourism market in China from our annual Global Tourism Watch study in 2016.
A comprehensive report providing in-depth insights into the tourism market in China and recommendations for marketing.
A brief, at-a-glance summary of key facts on travellers from China.
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