Chinese New Year to see more people to travel outside the country

Published on : Saturday, January 14, 2017

SingaporeJanuary 28 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the rooster. This year’s calendar allows for a possible ten-day break.  Singapore’s outbound agents are reporting healthy travel demand despite a dismal economy.

 

Attributing the strong Singapore dollar as one of the key factors driving demand, Chan Brothers Travel’s spokesperson said that, regardless of a good or bad economy, there are always good travel offerings or forex savings to be mined for the prudent traveler.

 

While the holiday used to be a period of family reunions and big feasts, many Chinese are now choosing to escape the winter pollution and the vastly overstretched domestic travel infrastructure by taking an outbound trip instead.

 

Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency, recently realized its “2017 Spring Festival Tourism Big Data Report, “ forecasting that this year’s holiday season will be the “hottest ever” and is expected to surpass last year’s total of six million outbound trips.

 

Despite not seeing a significant uptick in booking numbers, the fact that Singaporeans are still able to travel for long stretches of up to 13 days are encouraging signs in a weak economy.

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