Ctrip data reveals insights into Chinese outbound travel during the 2018 National Day Holiday Golden Week
- Posted by Newsdesk
- On 10th October 2018
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According to data recently published by Ctrip [Chinese], the recent national holiday period (Oct. 1 – Oct. 7) saw Thailand emerge as the most popular Golden Week outbound destination for Chinese travellers.
In spite of the negative press that the south-east Asian country has received in recent months following a fatal boating disaster in Phuket and an altercation between local airport staff and a Chinese tourist, Thailand retained its place at the top of the list of most popular outbound destinations ahead of Japan, which came in second for the second year in a row.
While only the third most popular outbound destination among Chinese travellers throughout the year (sitting behind Greater Chinese SARs Hong Kong and Macau, which occupy first and second places respectively), Ctrip data has shown the public holiday seeing a significant boost in leisure travel to the country, especially among independent travellers. Within the country itself, Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai were listed among the most popular spots among Chinese visitors […]
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