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In Industry Report, UN Unveils China Lifts One-Stop Checkout, Faces Competition from Worldwide, Finds Hottest Destination

With tourism volumes hitting a predicted record of $1.6 trillion in 2018, the number of international travelers is set to double by 2030, predicts the UN World Tourism Organization.

In its final report of 2018 for a three-year cycle, the UN says “positive political, social and economic signals” in emerging markets such as India, Indonesia, Vietnam and China have led to rising spending and accessibility.

Read the full report.

There is increasing demand for local food, more travel to remote countries and heritage and cultural exchanges between people of different cultures. These positive trends are being met by relaxed visa policies in some countries as well as big marketing campaigns to attract tourists from around the world.

Read more about how China plans to take its tourism efforts to a new level.

However, China still requires visitors to register with the Chinese government and apply for a permit to enter. Tourists are now required to apply online.

Many plans are now aimed at attracting visitors from beyond China’s borders.

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