In October 8th, a Data Report on Chinese Tourists' Holidays on National Day was released by the largest online travel agency, and gained the attention of the media.
The Urban Distribution of Tourism
From the data point of view, during the National Day holiday, people in the areas such as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Tianjin, Wuhan, were the most likely to travel.
The top ten cities of domestic tourism consumption were Shenzhen, Beijing, Shenyang, Jinan, Tianjin, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen and Qingdao. These cities spent more than 3000 Yuan per capita in tourism, while Shenzhen was the highest, of which was 3324 Yuan.
The first ten cities of outbound tour were Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Xiamen, Shenyang, Xi'an, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Shenzhen. People in shanghai and Beijing, spent more than 7000 Yuan per capita, far exceeding other cities.
The top ten most popular tourist citieson National Day in China were Lanzhou, Kunming, Beijing, Guilin, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie, Wulumuqi, Guiyang, Xiamen and Sanya. Among them, the per capita expenditure in Wulumuqi was the highest, which was more than 6000 Yuan per person.
The most attractive city for free travel tourists (people not traveling as a group/not through a group agency) was Sanya, and it was also the city with the highest per capita expenditure, at 5253 Yuan.
During the national day, the top ten destinations of tourists in group travel outbound tourism were Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Indonesia, Singapore, America, Italy, The Philippines and Turkey. Among them, the most popular country was Thailand, the average cost per tourist was 4620 Yuan.
The ten destinations that tourists chose to travel most freely during the holidays were Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong(China), Vietnam, Malaysia, Macao(China), Maldives, Indonesia and the United States.
Burma, the Philippines, Switzerland, Austria and Czech became the five the fastest-growing places for Chinese tourists during the national day. Among them, the number of tourists in Burma increased by more than 435%, of which the average per capita expenditure was around 2500 Yuan.
People born in the 80s and 90s, as well as afterwards, have become the absolute main group of people traveling on National Day, accounting for 51% of the total number of trips. The report showed that people born after the 50s were the most willing to spend money in all age groups, with the per capita cost of a single trip reaching 3,640 Yuan.
According to the data, Parent-child travel was the mainstream of national holiday travel, accounting for 35%. The proportion of couple trips was also quite high, reaching 23%. As per the cost, the highest per capita cost of taking parents to travel was 3988 Yuan.
More than 100 million railway trips were made from September 28 to Sunday, the corporation said. To cope with the surge, CRC added more than 1,000 trains on Sunday and Monday.
The railway system operator adopted high-tech equipment and special service facilities to cater for passengers. Facial recognition machines at some stations shortened the ticket checking time from eight to three seconds per person.
China's trains, especially the high-speed train, are becoming more and more favored by travelers for their speed, convenience and interior comfort.