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How many Chinese will hop overseas this year?

The Year of the Rabbit that begins on Sunday will see a revival in outbound tourism from China that we expect to be stronger than recoveries seen elsewhere. China is reopening into a world that has already dismantled most virus controls. Its state-owned airlines have kept most of their capacity operating. And after three years of isolation, there’s plenty of pent-up demand for foreign travel. We expect outbound tourism to have recovered from virtually nothing to 75% of the pre-pandemic level by the end of 2023.

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