Facts

  • Leisure travel accounts for 77% of all travel taken by Asian Americans, and like other U.S. travelers they visit friends and relatives most often (40%), followed by entertainment (18%) and outdoor recreation (8%). Business travel, including travel for a combination of business and pleasure purposes, accounts for one in five (21%) person-trips taken by this group.
  • Asian Americans have a “globalist” perspective. Affluent Asians are more likely than affluent Hispanic or African American to travel internationally, appreciate foreign food and support globalization.
  • Compared to travelers overall, Asian Americans travel to California, Nevada, and Hawaii much more often.
  • Asian American households spend $515 per trip, on average, excluding spending on transportation to their destination, more than the average household trip spending in the U.S. ($457).
  • Asian Americans have a much higher tendency to include shopping as trip activity compared to total U.S. travelers (39% vs. 34%).
  • At 47%, Asian Americans reported the highest share of hotel/bed and breakfast stays in 2010 with Hispanic travelers second at 42%.
  • About 215 million Chinese can afford to visit the United States, and they spend an average of $7,200 per trip when they do – more than tourists from any other country.
  • In 5 to 10 years, China will become the No.1 tourist provider to the United States with several million visits.
  • From 2000 to 2009, the number of tourists visiting the United States from the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong jumped by 41% to over 500,000. In 2010, that number climbed to over 800,000.
  • China is the fastest growing outbound travel market in the world and will have about 100 million outbound tourists by 2020.

Articles

 

Chinese Tourism to US Growing

 

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-tourism-to-us-growing/1554248.html

Top 20 countries fueling U.S. tourism: Asia and Latin America on the rise, Europe in decline

 

http://skift.com/2013/06/10/top-20-inbound-tourism-markets-to-the-u-s-asia-and-latin-america-on-the-rise-europe-in-decline/

China’s new national tourism strategy set to increase outbound tourism: a chance for the U.S.

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2013/03/28/chinas-new-national-tourism-strategy-set-to-increase-outbound-tourism-a-chance-for-the-u-s/

Chinese tourists in California

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2013/03/28/chinese-tourists-in-california/

From complimentary Chinese tea to social media marketing, U.S. hotels try hard to entice more Chinese guests

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2012/06/27/from-complimentary-chinese-tea-to-social-media-marketing-u-s-hotels-try-hard-to-entice-more-chinese-guests/

The new generation of Chinese tourists in Hawaii

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2012/05/07/the-new-generation-of-chinese-tourists-in-hawaii/

New York City luxury retailers are waiting for more wealthy Chinese shoppers

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2012/05/07/new-york-city-luxury-retailers-are-waiting-for-more-wealthy-chinese-shoppers/

Chinese want to buy more Private Jets in the U.S.

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2012/04/05/chinese-want-to-buy-more-private-jets-in-the-u-s/

Los Angeles hotels start to market themselves to Chinese tourists

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2012/03/14/los-angeles-hotels-start-to-market-themselves-to-chinese-tourists/

Will Chinese tourists save the American economy?

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2012/03/14/will-chinese-tourists-save-the-american-economy/

Bloomberg TV: Wealthy Chinese Boom in Orange County, CA

 

http://chinesetouristsinamerica.com/2012/03/13/bloomberg-tv-wealthy-chinese-boom-in-orange-county-ca/

California’s shopping malls fuel Chinese tourism boom

 

http://skift.com/2013/05/25/californias-shopping-malls-fuel-chinese-tourism-boom/

Asian American consumers: Nearing $1 trillion in buying power

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/20/business/la-fi-mo-asian-americans-nielsen-consumers-20121120

US increases visa processing capacity by 40% for Chinese tourists

 

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130302000084&cid=1103

The U.S.’s $4.4 billion surplus with China

 

http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2013/02/19/china-tourists-america/

Chinese travelers the world’s biggest spenders

 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/05/travel/china-tourists-spend

Chinese tourists overseas spending America is the world’s first shopping first choice

 

http://www.best-news.us/news-4628791-Chinesetourists-overseas-spending-America-is-the-world-39s-first-shopping-first-choice.html

Video: Asian Mothers Boost Underground Maternity Tourism Business

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teVOWHgLUQ0

Asian mothers boost SoCal ‘maternity tourism’ industry (IV)

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/asian-mothers-boost-socal-maternity-tourism-industry-iv

Asian hotel groups check in to global battle for Chinese tourism

 

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5dcc2e9a-b6f9-11e2-841e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2ak1AYLHJ

Mainland Southeast Asia Outbound Tourism – September 2012

 

http://store.mintel.com/mainland-south-east-asia-outbound-asia-september-2012

China Outranks West to Grab Top Spot in Global Tourism

 

http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/china-outranks-west-to-grab-top-spot-in-global-tourism/

US reforms may boost medical tourism

 

http://atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/LC30Ae01.html\

Asia continues to drive outbound tourism

 

http://www.traveldailymedia.com/143274/asia-continues-to-drive-outbound-tourism/

Asian tourist numbers soar

 

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/asian-tourist-numbers-soar-20121115-29dxp.html

China lags behind in inbound tourism

 

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/205040/8344598.html

Chinese love to travel abroad despite government red tape

 

http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/52923/chinese-love-to-travel-abroad