The world beckons for Chinese travelers
The South Pacific destination of Tahiti, Montenegro in Southern Europe, the Philippines' Bohol island, Serbia and the Philippines' Cebu are hot spots for Chinese tourists. [Photo provided to China Daily]
The world wants China to visit. Over 450 exhibitors from about 70 countries and regions joined the recent annual China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market expo in Beijing.
China is the world's largest outbound-tourism source. More than 122 million Chinese tourists headed overseas last year.
This has enticed destinations to pitch to Chinese and adopt such policies as easy visas.
Serbia became the first European country to offer visa-free entry to Chinese in a reciprocal agreement from Jan 15.
Chinese arrivals that month increased by over 100 percent compared with the previous January.
The country participated in the recent Beijing event.