China Tourism Statistics and Hotel Booking Data for 2014

China's inbound travel business research report with overview of trends and industry development update.

Beijing, CHINA


Beijing, China, March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nehow.com ( http://www.nehow.com/ ) verified via hotel booking data that 118,143 tourists from 189 countries visited China during 2014. This is a 10% growth rate from 2013 with America still the main source of tourism, while tourists from Japan increased by 11%. Additional year-on-year growth figures are provided below. 

Tourist Sources

        #1) United States (14,330 Tourists) +4%

        #2) United Kingdom (9,096 Tourists) +13%

        #3) Australia (8,696 Tourists) +3%

Interesting Data Points

        #6) Russia (6,596 Tourists) +144%

        #18) Philippines (1,719 Tourists) -23%

        #31) Saudi Arabia (631 Tourists) +101%

The top cities visited remained the same, but some new patterns in less visited areas of China emerged. For example, Jining, Jiaxing, and Mudanjiang saw a rise in tourism of over 200% during 2014.

Cities Visited by Tourists

        #1) Beijing (48,901 Tourists) +11%

        #2) Shanghai (37,082 Tourists) +14%

        #3) Guangzhou (12,528 Tourists) +14%

Interesting Data Points

        #21) Tianjin (887 Tourists) -24%

        #24) Wuxi (561 Tourists) -26%

        #28) Changsha (353 Tourists) -33%

Hotel bookings showed strong growth in 2014, especially in cities offering the 72-Hour Visa Free transit program. Many of the top 10 rated hotels in those cities saw an increase in bookings of over 50%.

Beijing Hotels

     #1 Ranked Hotel: Novotel Hotel Peace Beijing (1,874 Bookings) +28%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/beijing-hotels-g1014871/h1015575-novotel-hotel-peace-beijing/

     #2 Ranked Hotel: Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel (1,522 Bookings) +6%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/beijing-hotels-g1014871/h1015565-park-plaza-wangfujing-hotel/

     #3 Ranked Hotel: Grand Millennium Hotel Beijing (1,712 Bookings) +235%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/beijing-hotels-g1014871/h1015569-grand-millennium-hotel-beijing/

Shanghai Hotels

     #1 Ranked Hotel: Grand Central Hotel Shanghai (1,566 Bookings) +67%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/shanghai-hotels-g1014692/h1015042-grand-central-hotel-shanghai/

     #2 Ranked Hotel: The Bund Riverside Hotel Shanghai (1,034 Bookings) +38%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/shanghai-hotels-g1014692/h1015027-the-bund-riverside-hotel-shanghai/

     #3 Ranked Hotel: Puli Hotel Shanghai (939 Bookings) +10%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/shanghai-hotels-g1014692/h1015049-puli-hotel-shanghai/

Guangzhou Hotels

     #1 Ranked Hotel: Baiyun Hotel Guangzhou (1,878 Bookings) +127%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/guangzhou-hotels-g1014463/h1016270-baiyun-hotel-guangzhou/

     #2 Ranked Hotel: The Garden Hotel Guangzhou (522 Bookings) +66%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/guangzhou-hotels-g1014463/h1016242-the-garden-hotel-guangzhou/

     #3 Ranked Hotel: Bauhinia Hotel Guangzhou (1,204 Bookings) +166%

        http://www.nehow.com/hotels/guangzhou-hotels-g1014463/h1016265-bauhinia-hotel-guangzhou/

Nehow.com is a much more China-focused company when compared to other online travel agencies like Agoda & Booking.com which are apart of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), Expedia (Nasdaq:EXPE), and TripAdvisor (Nasdaq:TRIP).  This, coupled with the ongoing Chinese government expansion of the visa-free program, is expected to continue attracting China inbound tourists to book their hotels at Nehow.com.


        

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