China, Asia-Pacific key drivers in world tourism

Rappler.com

The tourism industry will grow faster than overall economic activity, and the Asia-Pacific region, led by China, will be the main force driving it in the next 10 years. A consultancy survey said that 2 big factors in the sector were the rise of low-cost service providers and increasing use of mobile phones to organize and book travel arrangements. It estimated that the number of tourists would rise by 5.4% a year in the next 10 years, higher than the expected rate of economic growth, put at 3.4%.

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