Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017
The China National Tourism Administration described it as a “Global Golden Week” with more and more Chinese travellers choosing to travel abroad.
Since the year 2000, China lengthened its three major public holidays — Spring Festival, May Day and National Day — from three days to seven days. They soon became known as “golden weeks,” when people can travel and gather with families, boosting travel and hospitality sectors’ revenue.
Based on a survey conducted by the administration, the United States was the most popular long-haul outbound destination during the holiday, followed by Britain, Spain, Germany and Switzerland.
Australia, New Zealand and Thailand are attracting the most Chinese tourists as medium- or short-haul destinations, while China’s Hong Kong and Macao remain the major nearby destinations, according to the survey.