Chengdu International Tourism Expo, CITE, is the leading tourism show in Chengdu for professionals in the tourism industry. In 2016, CITE attracted 400 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions, over a gross area of 10,000 sqm. The three-day event hosted 400 buyers, 6,000 trade visitors and 10,000 members of the public. CITE 2017 targets both trade and public visitors, providing a good mix of business and networking opportunities.
China remains the world’s largest outbound tourism market and Chinese travel to the United States is expected to increase by 3.1 million visitors through 2021, a 121 percent increase, when China should become the top U.S. overseas source market. China is also the No.1 country with highest outbound tourism spending, dwarfing the rest of the world, in 2016 spending over $30 billion traveling to and within the United States. [Source]
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