China had the highest number of outbound tourists and amount of overseas spending in the world last year, China Daily reported Thursday, citing the National Tourism Administration and state think-tank. Ninety-seven million Chinese traveled abroad in 2013, beating the 2012 mark by roughly 14 million, according to the tourism administration. The number is expected to surpass 100 million this year. Meanwhile, a report released Wednesday by the Tourist Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said that China’s tourists have had the world’s strongest purchasing power since 2012. They overtook German and US tourists as the world’s biggest-spending travelers in 2012, the report said.
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