The World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) has published a report showing that in 2015 the number of Chinese outbound tourists reached 120 million, with a total overseas spending of US$215 billion. China is still the world's biggest outbound travel market and the country with the most overseas consumption on travelling.
According to the report, 76.34 percent iof Chinese tourists consider travel to be an important way to improve their quality of life and happiness. The strong growth of China's outbound tourism has contributed substantially to the world's tourism markets.
Tokyo is Chinese tourists' first choice for short-distance trips abroad. Bangkok ranks second, followed by Osaka, Japan. The top 10 list is dominated by Asian countries.
The report is based on a survey that collected a total of 11,173 questionnaires.
WTCF is a non-governmental organization established in 2012. It now has a membership of 172 cities.
Read on to find out the top 10 cities for Chinese short-distance foreign travel.
Busan, South Korea
Busan, South Korea [File photo]