For those watching China closely, a fast-growing investment theme has persistently outpaced gross domestic product (GDP) growth for over a decade.
Since 2006, total Chinese tourism spending has expanded at a whopping 18 per cent per year on average - outpacing average GDP growth of 9 per cent. At the same time, the total number of trips made by Chinese tourists has steadily increased by an average of 12 per cent a year.
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