The Index indicates that against the backdrop of Chinese outbound tourists pushing robust tourism growth across the globe, visitors to Chengdu during the seven years have more than tripled and it is expected that international tourists to the city will increase from 480,000 in 2009 to 1.49 million this year.
Chengdu was named one of the “52 Places to Go in 2015” by The New York Times in January of this year.
“Pandas are this city’s drawing card and adventurous chefs and boutique hotels give visitors a reason to stay in the city,” said The New York Times editor and writer Justin Bergman in an article published on the newspaper.
Wide and Narrow Alleys, a famous cultural block in downtown Chengdu
About the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index
The MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index ranks cities in terms of the number of their local international overnight visitor arrivals and the cross-border spending by the same visitors in the destination cities, and gives visitor and passenger growth forecasts for next year.
Driven by insights into travel patterns, the MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world. More than just a travel tracker, the Index delivers deeper understanding of how people move around the world and shows the importance and prominence of the world's cities as homes, destinations and engines of growth.
Chengdu, New Inv’t Destination for Central，Western Europe
Some government officials and businessmen expressed that with rapid economic and social development, Chengdu will undoubtedly be a new investment destination for central and western Europe.
Oct 27, 2014
Chengdu Listed as 3rd Popular Domestic Destination
On a recent ranking of the most popular tourist destinations in China, Chengdu took the 3rd place in 2014, following Beijing and Shanghai.
Jan 19, 2015
City Becomes Hottest Tourist Destination during Chinese New Year
During the traditional Chinese Spring Festival, Chengdu became one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
Feb 25, 2015
Chengdu Ranks 3rd Domestic Destination for May Day Travelers
Chengdu is one of the top three domestic destinations for Chinese travelers who are planning a getaway during the upcoming May Day holiday.
Apr 30, 2015
Welcome to Chengdu, City of Gastronomy
Chengdu ranked 1st on China’s most popular domestic travel destinations list and 70% travelers come to the city for its food, according to a travel report published by Mafengwo, a major tourist information website in China.