- The United Arab Emirates
- The Czech Republic
Last week 6 million Chinese tourists traveled abroad during a national holiday, and that meant large payments for traditional tourist destinations, such as London or Paris. But, increasingly, travelers from China are taking their families – and their money – to less conventional places.
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700 million Chinese travellers
In all, more than 700 million in China traveled during the week of Gold Week from October 1 to October 8, according to the government. And while the couple of millions of tourists who took the week abroad mostly visited Asia’s longtime favorites, there are indications that the new countries are capturing their attentions.
That is, four of the five most popular international destinations among Chinese tourists during the eight-day vacation in Asia, according to Trivago travel booking platform. These places include Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka and Bangkok, with Paris the only European city in the top five.
‘New Hot Countries’
Forget about France, UK and so on…
In addition to these pillars, tourists from the continent bitten by the insect travel are also increasingly adventurous. Some are looking further afield for their holiday vacations and others who avoid traditional tour packages in favor of self-planned trips.
These were the “hot new places” that saw more than 50 percent growth in the number of tourist bookings this year, according to Ctrip, one of the largest travel service providers in China. Expedia-owned Trivago also mentioned similar trends:
Accompanying the growing desire to visit their destinations in increasing demand for more holiday experiences, market research shows.
TailorMade & Healthy Trip
Tailor made travel services quickly become a custom among travelers looking to escape cookie-cutter vacation packages. According to Ctrip, Healthy trip children looking to go on vacation include “avoiding large crowds”, “no shopping” and private travel guides.
When travelers visit places that others do not have, they can get a “social seal,” which has become a trend among the middle class, according to Ben Cavender, director of the China Market Research Group.