Spending by Chinese travelers in the United States more than tripled between 2010 and 2015, driven by rising incomes in China and a move in 2014 to bolster two-way travel by offering ten-year tourist visas to citizens of both countries. Since 2015, however, that growth has levelled off and spending by Chinese tourists and businesspeople visiting the United States has, with some small dips and bumps, held steady at around $20 billion annually.
Most visitors go to the West Coast or the Northeast region of the United States, but US National Parks have seen a boom in Chinese visitors on the back of major promotional campaigns.
Chinese Travelers in the US
Main Purpose of Trip by Non-Student Chinese Travelers (2019)
Heat Map of Chinese Travelers (2019)
Sources: Department of Commerce, National Travel and Tourism Office.