The Chinese government has approved six more countries as the
destinations for outbound tourist groups, said sources with the
China National Tourism Administration on Sunday.
The six countries are Oman, Morocco, Monaco, Syria, Namibia and
In the first half of the year, China's outbound tourism saw
rapid growth, with the number of tourists up 14.04 percent from the
same period of last year, said the administration.
The country remained Asia's largest source of outbound tourism
last year, with 34 million Chinese tourists traveling abroad, up 10
China has so far approved 132 countries and regions as
destinations for outbound tourism, 86 of which receive Chinese
(Xinhua News Agency August 20, 2007)