According to a report carried by Guangming Daily, an estimated 5.7 million to 6 million Chinese tourists will be traveling overseas during the recent Chinese New Year holiday break. Estimates suggest that the total spending for these tourists will reach 90 billion yuan (US$13.8 billion); most of the money will be spent on shopping. The article said that 157,000 Chinese tourists went to Korea this year, up 18.7 percent over the prior year. Most of the money they spent was for Korean made brand name cosmetic products and food. France and Thailand are also among the countries that the Chinese tourists highly favor.
Source: Guangming Daily, February 22, 2016