1.6 billion

domestic tourism trips per year

Improved transport networks have boosted this figure up from 695 million in 1998.

surge in tourist arrivals in Vietnam

Figures reached as high as 1.04 million in July 2017.
  • In a bid to attract 20 million tourists for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,  the government is planning to upgrade airports and seaports, as well as improve access to national parks and cultural attractions.
  • With strong GDP growth and rising domestic disposable income, Chinese tourists have been identified as a “hot commodity” by international tourism boards.
  • Vietnam relies a lot on their tourists for economic stability, while the rest of the world is suffering from the economic downturn, the Vietnamese economy and tourist industry continue to flourish at an impressive pace.
  • China is the third most visited country in the world. The number of overseas tourists was 55.98 million in 2010. Foreign exchange income was $45.8 billion, the world’s fourth largest in 2010.

Recently, CRCC Asia interns have been involved in the following projects:

Data Collection

Researching and generating opportunities for partnerships in the travel sector by collecting data on relevant foreign travel companies and arranging meetings.


Creating a marketing blog and newsletter resource on travel events and activities in China, adding content and tracking its effectiveness.

Business Development

Assisting with business development for a travel company in English-speaking countries, including US, UK and Australia.

Sample Company


Travel Agency & Event Management

The company is the largest travel company in China and is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. They deal in domestic and international travel as well as conferences, exhibitions, and high tech development.

CRCC Asia interns will work for the company’s China travel depot which is the biggest flight ticket provider in China.  They were established in 1997 and now have over 25 offices throughout China.

Yvonne Wilkie

Tourism & Travel

University of Aberdeen

Lucie Brown

Tourism & Travel

Durham University

Andrew Waters

Tourism & Travel

University of North Carolina

Erica Fabrizio

Tourism & Travel

Università La Sapienza di Roma

  • Christine Lisowski

    After searching high and low for the perfect opportunity, I stumbled upon CRCC Asia; I am glad I did! The 2-month language and internship program in Beijing was one of the best experiences I've had! ...  Find out more

    Christine Lisowski
    Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • Eleanor Wolverson

    The scholarship seemed a perfect way to combine learning new skills and adventure. Many companies look favourably on internships, and the fact that I undertook an internship in China shows that I have a global outlook ...  Find out more

    Eleanor Wolverson
    Business, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom