Chinese tourists have become some of the biggest spenders abroad, according to a new report, averaging over $1,000 a day.
According to Hotels.com's Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM) report published Wednesday, the average Chinese overseas traveler spends a whopping 6,707 renminbi ($1,086) per day while on vacation, excluding accommodation costs.
However, in the data breakdown, the report, which surveyed 3,000 Chinese tourist and 3,000 hoteliers worldwide, showed that an extremely wealthy segment of traveler was responsible for pushing up the average.
Around 15 percent of respondents said they spent 10,000 renminbi ($1,619) a day, while 2 percent spent 50,000 renminbi ($8,095) a day.
But the bulk surveyed were at the lower end of the scale, with 28 percent spending between 2,001 and 5,000 renminbi ($324-810) and 36 percent spending between 500 and 2,000 renminbi ($81-324).
Chinese travelers have been the biggest spending group among the countries surveyed by Hotels.com surveys since 2012. Total spending by this group has increased to $129 billion in 2013 from $27 billion in 2012, according to data from the United Nations.
The CITM report didn't delve into the specifics as to what the travelers were spending their cash on, but according to analysts at research house CLSA, hitting the malls and casinos were largely to blame.
"We've done a survey of 41 cities in China and people say they want to go sightseeing or experience different cultures, but ultimately all they want to do is shop and gamble," said Aaron Fischer, CLSA's head of consumer and gaming research.