Tourism, Convention & Exhibition
In 2017, Xiamen had received 78.3052 million tourists at home and abroad, an increase of 15.7% over the previous year. The total tourism revenue hit 116.852 billion yuan, achieving year-on-year growth of 20.7%. Of all the tourists, the number of Xiamen’s in-bound visitors reached 3.8632 million, increasing by 8.0% compared with the year of 2016; the inbound overnight visitors was 2.4933 million, up 9.1% year on year; and the foreign exchange earning from tourism rose 16.3% to US $3.221 billion. The domestic tourists to Xiamen totaled 74.442 million person-times, 16.1% growth over the previous year, of which there were 33.1409 million person-times of domestic overnight tourists, increasing by 15.5%. The revenue from domestic tourism reached 95.109 billion yuan, an increase of 20.7%. By 2017, the city had a total of 2,262 tourism accommodation units, including 64 star-rated hotels and 18 five-star hotels.
Convention & Exhibition
The year 2017 had witnessed 205 exhibitions staged in Xiamen, covering a total exhibition area of 2.19 million square meters with an increase of 1.9%. 8,259 times of commerce conferences that could accommodate groups of above 50 people were held here and the number of participants was 1.68 million, up by 12.4% and 3.7% respectively. The exhibition industry of this year generated economic revenue of 38.129 billion yuan, a year-on-year growth of 4.3%.