Published on : Saturday, June 17, 2017
This summer, traveling abroad will be much more easy and cost-efficient for travelers, with tickets available at much more reasonable prices than last summer, due to simpler visa policies, increased flights and price competition between numerous travel agencies, according to a report by Ctrip. International Ltd, China’s leading online travel agency.
During the summer holiday this year, a record 30 million Chinese mainland tourists are expected to travel overseas. It is estimated that their average spending while traveling will reach 7,000 Yuan ($1,030), which is an increase of 6.8 percent year-on-year.
Peng Liang, public relations director of the vacation department at Ctrip said, “The requirements of Chinese consumers are constantly growing, and they are willing to spend more on traveling. More people choose to go to farther destinations, take longer trips, and book more expensive hotels and traveling services.”
Ctrip said that this summer, the most popular destinations include Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok and Singapore, and tropical islands such as Phuket Island, Bali, Nha Trang and Long Beach.
Compared to last summer, tickets for traveling to Thailand, the United States, the Maldives, and European countries experienced some gains, due to price increases by local guides and other resources.