China’s tourist arrivals fall to a 10-year low as tourist arrivals decline

China’s tourist arrivals fall to a 10-year low as tourist arrivals decline

SAN FRANCISCO — China’s tourism arrivals dropped in July to their lowest level in three years as a number of its major cities fell below expectations in a year of record economic growth, according to official data released Tuesday.

The country recorded 1.6 million arrivals in July, down from 2.1 million in June and 0.9 million in May, according a Reuters poll of official data.

Tourism arrivals, which include the number of people who visit the country, have been falling in recent years as Beijing tries to revive its economy amid the economic slowdown.

China’s growth in the second quarter was the slowest since 2008, while its GDP contracted 7.2% in the March quarter.

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