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March 14, 2022

The five biggest tourism source markets in Asia Pacific in 2021

By Carmen

Verdict predicts the five biggest source markets for tourism in Asia Pacific in 2021, based on international departure estimates from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. China – 92.8 million departures

GlobalData forecasts that China will see 92.8 million international departures in 2021, making it the biggest source market in Asia Pacific. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database Macau, Hong Kong and Thailand are expected to be the most popular destinations for those travelling from China in 2021.

2. Hong Kong – 20.5 million departures

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Hong Kong will be the second biggest source market in Asia Pacific, with 20.5 million international departures. GlobalData predicts that China, Macau and Taiwan will be the most popular destinations for this origin market in 2021.

3. Taiwan – 17.5 million departures

With 17.5 million international departures anticipated, Taiwan will be the third biggest source market in Asia Pacific, according to GlobalData. China, Japan and South Korea are forecast to be the most popular destinations for this source market in 2021, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

4. South Korea – 16.4 million departures

South Korea will be the fourth biggest source market in Asia Pacific with 16.4 million international departures, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. Moreover, GlobalData predicts Japan, Vietnam and the US to be the most popular destinations for those travelling from South Korea in 2021.

5. India – 15.5 million departures

A predicted 15.5 million international departures in 2021 make Asia Pacific the fifth biggest source market in Asia Pacific, according to GlobalData’s estimates. The most popular destinations from India during the year are expected to be the the UAE, Kuwait and Thailand, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

Methodology:

This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s Traveller Demands & Flows Database, part of GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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