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Tourism (Inbound, Outbound and Domestic)

With the improvement of living standards of the Chinese people, Chinese citizens have been able to go abroad as tourists since 1997. China has now approved 52 countries and 2 regions as tourism destinations. China received 91.66 million overseas tourists in 2003;Foreign exchange from international tourism reached US$17.4 billion. A total of 20.22 million Chinese citizens went abroad in 2003. Of this total, 14.81 million were on private visits. accounting for 73.2 per cent of all out—going visitors.According to the World Tourism Organization,China is among the top 10 nations in terms of outbound tourism.Travelling abroad was only a dream for most Chinese 25 years ago.But it is coming true for many more today thanks to a booming economy and more freedom and rights.Enhancing mutual understanding through opening up more countries to Chinese visitors will create benefit for all.The year 2003 saw 870 million domestic tourists.Income from domestic tourism stood at 344.2 billion yuan(US$41.47 billion).The total international and domestic tourism chalked up to 488.2 billion yuan(US$58.87 billion),accounting for 4 per cent of China’s GDP in 2003.
China, direct employees in tourism industry reached 6.4874 million;while indirect employees topped 32.44 million.
      Star-rating hotels in China reached 9,751 with 992,800 guest rooms by the end of 2003. Of those hotels,198 are five—star hotels;727 four—star hotels, 3.166 three—star hotels,4,864 two-star hotels, and 796 one—star hotels.
      Since Keats School was founded in 2004, we have had more than 1000 students studying Chinese at Keats School. Keats School, one of the top Chinese language schools in China, is your first school choice to learn Mandarin. Due to large number of tourists in Kunming, Keats School has also involved in some important international cultural activities. Keats School provides various Chinese Courses combining Chinese studies, volunteering, tours and internships. 
       China boosted 13,361 travel agencies, of which 1,364 were international travel agencies(of 1,364 international travel agencies,over 500 such travel agencies are authorized to organize Chinese citizens to travel abroad), and 1 1,997 were domestic travel agencies in 2003.

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Rients testimonial for keats chinese school

Rients | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

Kunming is a great place to learn Chinese because not many Chinese on the street speak English. Keats has been a great school for me and a lot of other foreigners who studied in china recommended it to me. I think they are all right. The study method here is really structured. They make learning Chinese really easy. There are also a lot of cultural and natural places to visit.

Josh testimonial for keats chinese school

Josh | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

I really had a wonderful experience at the school. The teachers are very very friendly. In my class, we practice speaking, listening, reading and writing. We play games and other fun activities. We have trips around town. The staff at Keats is phenomenal. My teacher is one the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with smile every day.

Martine testimonial for keats chinese school

Martine | France

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I really enjoy this place because we have private lessons. I took the 6-hour program, 4 hours in the morning, 2 in the afternoon. Even though it is quite a lot, the teaching is complimentary. This is very helpful because I could review what I did before and learn new things. My 2 teachers are fantastic. We live in the school, so it is convenient. It is interesting to me to meet people from all over the world.

Aliza testimonial for keats chinese school

Aliza | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I found Keats School and I am so glad that I did. In the school, you are fully being taken care of. My teacher is really great and we become lovely friends.

Ramji | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.

Steve testimonial for keats chinese school

Steve | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

I really enjoy coming here because it is like kind of a home for me. It is a great great environment to learn Chinese and meet great people from all over the world. Every one here is extremely friendly. Kunming has a really nice climate. It is a very good mix of modern city and also a lot of historic Chinese culture. Probably got the cleanest air in China and possibly the cleanest water too. I invite you to come.

Robert testimonial for keats chinese school

Robert | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

Since last semester, we started studying Chinese at Keats. It was the best choice we can ever make. It is a really good school. The classes are a lot of fun, you learn a lot, but very interactive, so you talk a lot which means it is not just books and writing. Kunming is a really pleasant city to live, especially if you compare it to other cities in the east. If you like to travel, if you like to study Chinese in a fun way, Keats is the place for you.

Amauri testimonial for keats chinese school

Amauri | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

The teachers at Keats know how to read the students. They know the level of the students. I am a slow learner, but they managed to adapt to my learning. They made the class very fun, very exciting. I am pleased that not only I got to learn the culture and the language, I got to make amazing friends, really unbelievable, Chinese friends and European friends, American friends, from all over the world.

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