时间:2023-07-06 02:55:48


Chinese passengers are welcomed by Thai officials at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 9, 2023. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)
After a three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, China's outbound group tour has pressed the "restart button," and the first batch1 of Chinese tourists have arrived in, among others, Thailand, Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Starting Feb. 6, travel agencies and online tourism service providers in China have been permitted to provide group tours of 20 countries, and relevant airline ticket and hotel booking services have been resumed as well.
The orderly and rapid recovery of China's outbound group travels shows the vitality2 and potential of China's economy, which will help revitalize the global tourism market and boost consumption in tourist destinations and overall economic growth prospects3. With the optimization4 of the epidemic5 control measures, China's economic growth potential has been further released, injecting more confidence into the global economic recovery.
A flight of China Air landed at Geneva International Airport Thursday, marking the resumption of the direct flights between Beijing and Geneva in Switzerland after the optimization of the epidemic control measures.
"We are very happy to have Chinese people back in Geneva. Chinese tourists are very important to Switzerland," said Claude Membrez, board member of the Geneva Tourism and Conventions Association.
日内瓦旅游局董事会成员克劳狄·曼布瑞兹表示:“看到中国旅客回到瑞士,我们太开心了! 中国游客对瑞士非常重要。”
Data from travel platforms showed a dramatic rise in consultations7 and reservations for the overseas travels, as China resumed cross-border group travels.
"I'm so happy and excited to be back ... We can feel the hospitality and warm welcome of Thai people," said Tan Mingyuan, a 43-year-old tour guide leading a group of Chinese visitors to Thailand.
Tan, a veteran tourism practitioner8 of over 20 years, said Thailand has always been one of the most popular destinations for Chinese travelers, expecting a "substantial increase" in the number of Chinese tourists to Thailand this year.
"Thailand is honored to be among the 20 countries chosen to once again welcome tour groups from China. We look forward to seeing many more to come," said Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Liu Ning, president of Shanghai Jinjiang Tours Co., Ltd., said the Middle East is also a promising9 tourist destination for Chinese as the Qatar World Cup drew much attention to the region, and the deepening economic ties between China and Middle East add to the momentum10.
A survey by qyer.com, an online platform for self-guided tours, showed that more than 90 percent of respondents plan to travel abroad within a year, with about a quarter scheduling a trip within six months.
Chinese outbound tourism will embrace a faster-than-expected revival11 this year, driven by an increasing confidence following the rapid market rebound, said Peng Han, director of the strategic research center of the Ctrip Research Institute.
The first tour groups from China was greeted with flowers and a warm welcome Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, a Southeast Asian country betting on tourists' return to boost its vital tourism sector12.
The Bank of Thailand, the central bank, said last month that Thailand's tourism sector will exhibit a faster recovery following the return of Chinese tourists and that the Thai economy will thereby13 gain traction14 with continued recovery in tourism and private consumption.
Underscoring the importance of Chinese tourists to Thailand's tourism sector, which accounts for up to one-fifth of Thailand's GDP, Yuthasak said, "our thanks go to China, the Chinese tour operators and the Chinese tourists themselves for their continued confidence in Thailand as a preferred holiday destination."
Yuthasak said the TAT has set a target of receiving at least 7 million Chinese tourists this year.
Air China flight CA745, carrying some 125 Chinese tourists, arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport from Beijing on Tuesday, receiving a warm welcome from Cambodia's Tourism Minister Thong15 Khon and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian and other officials.
Khon told reporters that China is the most important outbound tourism market for the world and the comeback of Chinese tourists has given a boost not only to the tourism sector, but also to the kingdom's economy.
A red carpet reception welcomed on Tuesday the first group of 60 Chinese tourists in Abu Dhabi. Waving the national flags of China and the UAE, the Chinese tourists were warmly welcomed at the airport and provided with smooth check-in services. They also received commemorative gifts and special privileges at the theme park Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
"We are so excited to welcome our very first Chinese guests for the first time after three years. We cannot wait to welcome you all back to our beautiful park. We have missed you," said Deana Taylor, general manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
China's outbound tourism is picking up rapidly, injecting confidence and impetus16 into the global tourism industry and economic recovery.
At this year's ASEAN Tourism Forum17, ASEAN countries were eagerly looking forward to the return of Chinese tourists. Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said that after China restarts outbound travel, the tourism industry in ASEAN will recover strongly.
The World Tourism Organization projected that international tourist arrivals could reach 80 to 95 percent of pre-pandemic levels in 2023 (compared with 63 percent in 2022) despite lingering global headwinds.
In an update to its World Economic Outlook report released late January, the IMF projected China's economy would grow by 5.2 percent in 2023, 0.8 percentage points higher than the October 2022 forecast, driven by a rebound in private consumption.
Thomas Helbling, deputy director of the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department, said that China's higher growth in the next two years will "make a big difference" in services, tourism and aviation, among other sectors18 of the global economy.



1 batch HQgyz     
  • The first batch of cakes was burnt.第一炉蛋糕烤焦了。
  • I have a batch of letters to answer.我有一批信要回复。
2 vitality lhAw8     
  • He came back from his holiday bursting with vitality and good health.他度假归来之后,身强体壮,充满活力。
  • He is an ambitious young man full of enthusiasm and vitality.他是个充满热情与活力的有远大抱负的青年。
3 prospects fkVzpY     
  • There is a mood of pessimism in the company about future job prospects. 公司中有一种对工作前景悲观的情绪。
  • They are less sanguine about the company's long-term prospects. 他们对公司的远景不那么乐观。
4 optimization gIhxY     
  • Development of detergents has required optimization of the surfactants structure. 发展洗涤剂时,要求使用最恰当的表面活性剂结构。 来自辞典例句
  • In the case of productivity tools and other non-entertainment-oriented products, this optimization means minimizing work. 对于生产工具和其他非娱乐导向的产品而言,这意味着将工作负荷降至最低。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
5 epidemic 5iTzz     
  • That kind of epidemic disease has long been stamped out.那种传染病早已绝迹。
  • The authorities tried to localise the epidemic.当局试图把流行病限制在局部范围。
6 rebound YAtz1     
  • The vibrations accompanying the rebound are the earth quake.伴随这种回弹的振动就是地震。
  • Our evil example will rebound upon ourselves.我们的坏榜样会回到我们自己头上的。
7 consultations bc61566a804b15898d05aff1e97f0341     
n.磋商(会议)( consultation的名词复数 );商讨会;协商会;查找
  • Consultations can be arranged at other times by appointment. 磋商可以通过预约安排在其他时间。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Consultations are under way. 正在进行磋商。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
8 practitioner 11Rzh     
  • He is an unqualified practitioner of law.他是个无资格的律师。
  • She was a medical practitioner before she entered politics.从政前她是个开业医生。
9 promising BkQzsk     
  • The results of the experiments are very promising.实验的结果充满了希望。
  • We're trying to bring along one or two promising young swimmers.我们正设法培养出一两名有前途的年轻游泳选手。
10 momentum DjZy8     
  • We exploit the energy and momentum conservation laws in this way.我们就是这样利用能量和动量守恒定律的。
  • The law of momentum conservation could supplant Newton's third law.动量守恒定律可以取代牛顿第三定律。
11 revival UWixU     
  • The period saw a great revival in the wine trade.这一时期葡萄酒业出现了很大的复苏。
  • He claimed the housing market was showing signs of a revival.他指出房地产市场正出现复苏的迹象。
12 sector yjczYn     
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
13 thereby Sokwv     
  • I have never been to that city,,ereby I don't know much about it.我从未去过那座城市,因此对它不怎么熟悉。
  • He became a British citizen,thereby gaining the right to vote.他成了英国公民,因而得到了投票权。
14 traction kJXz3     
  • I'll show you how the traction is applied.我会让你看如何做这种牵引。
  • She's injured her back and is in traction for a month.她背部受伤,正在作一个月的牵引治疗。
15 thong xqWyK     
  • He fastened the dog to the post with a thong.他用一根皮带把狗拴到柱子上。
  • If I switch with Harry,do I have to wear a thong?如果我和哈里调换,我应该穿皮带吗?
16 impetus L4uyj     
  • This is the primary impetus behind the economic recovery.这是促使经济复苏的主要动力。
  • Her speech gave an impetus to my ideas.她的讲话激发了我的思绪。
17 forum cilx0     
  • They're holding a forum on new ways of teaching history.他们正在举行历史教学讨论会。
  • The organisation would provide a forum where problems could be discussed.这个组织将提供一个可以讨论问题的平台。
18 sectors 218ffb34fa5fb6bc1691e90cd45ad627     
n.部门( sector的名词复数 );领域;防御地区;扇形
  • Berlin was divided into four sectors after the war. 战后柏林分成了4 个区。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Industry and agriculture are the two important sectors of the national economy. 工业和农业是国民经济的两个重要部门。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》