Trends: Chinese Will Travel More Abroad in 2009
It’s good news for global tourism that under the negative influence of financial crisis, a lot of Chinese will to travel more in 2009. What’s more, a lot of Chinese travel agencies have reduce the price of tour packages abroad, making more Chinese think about travel abroad. And the upcoming Spring Festival holiday will be the first peak.
One of Chinese biggest online travel service company—Ctrip.com—has surveyed on the traveling wills of Chinese. 96% of over 2000 interviewees said they will go travel surely in the coming year, only 1% is sure that they want no travel.
A lot of foreign tour package are promoted by discount from several hundred to one or two thousand Yuan RMB. Some tour package to Korea，India and other Asian Countries are even cheaper than some domestic long tour packages. Though the Europe packages’ price is still high, it seems that the heat never cool down. Asian packages seem to be too normal to Chinese now.
Spring Festival is the most important festival to Chinese. Most Chinese will want a warm and leisure time for the whole family. So, nice weather, wonder scenes, warm feelings, cheap shopping and activities suitable for family members of all ages will be preferred elements of Chinese’s choice. Also, tour to foreign countries will be prior choice if they are affordable, for Chinese want special experiences in such a special long holiday. For example, Hot Spring tours to Japan, Shopping tours to Korea, Mystery tours to Laos, Leisure and Sightseeing tours to Europe and America, being the fresh destination newly open to China, are all hot now.
Hawaii has the natural advantaged tourist resources to attack Chinese travelers in all the elements mentioned above. Though being a travel destination, its distance and tour cost is higher than Asian destinations, it will be a new star in China for its developed fame and various tour wonders. What’s more, America is a fresh but dream tourist destination to Chinese. They would love to experience the culture, the real life in America. And compared with Europe tours which often include many destination cities to go, Hawaii is a good choice for family plan as it has all fun choices in one place. Thus, travelers can really enjoy their family gathering.