SINGAPORE, May 6, 2021 / CNW / – Group, a leading travel services company, has released its results and travel trends for May 1, 2021, showing a strong rebound in China Domestic travel market during the May Holidays (May 1-5).

The five-day break sparked customer demand for long-distance domestic travel. According to the data, the total number of bookings for the May Holidays shows an increase of 30 +% compared to the same period last year and corresponds to an increase of approximately 270% compared to the previous year.

The Group saw a significant increase in many business areas during the May holidays. According to the data, GMV’s (gross merchandising volume) hotel booking on the platform broke past records for the first three days of vacation in a row. Compared to the same period in 2019, the booking volume increased by 70% in one day.

The Group has identified the following major trends China May vacation dates likely to indicate international travel trends once restrictions are lifted:

China Market experiences high-end hotel travel boom

After many travelers have been cooped up at home during the lockdown, they have more disposable income to indulge in a luxury trip. While outbound travel is restricted and consumption remains in, high-end vacation travel has grown in popularity during the May Holidays, as best seen in high-star hotels and exclusive private tours. According to the data, high-star hotels accounted for 40% of all hotel bookings, while beach hotels, suburban resorts and theme park hotels became consumer favorites.

Motorized travel is on the rise

As part of the nationwide policy of toll-free expressways while on vacation, the car rental market has seen a significant boom, showing that more travelers are looking to explore China about a road trip. The Group’s peak daily car rental growth reached 330% compared to the same period last year. The top 10 road trip destinations during the May Holidays were Sanya, Cheng you, Haikou, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangzhou, Guiyang and Dali.

Whistle-stop tours – record volume of day tickets booked

Compared to the records of 2019, the booking volume for Group’s day tickets, the highest daily growth rate, reached 449%. In addition to 1st of Mayst, day pass GMV Surge hit a new record, followed by another new record 2.Maynd. Both the booking volume for day tickets and the transaction volume for travel reached a new high and doubled the all-time high.

Boost demand for private tours

Travelers seek a safe way to travel in their “bubble” of close family members and friends. As a result, private tours performed well during the May 1st holidays. Orders increased by about 230% compared to the same period in 2019. Beijing, Guilin, Guiyang, Sanya, Hohhot, Xi’an, Yinchuan, Zhangjiajie, Lijiang and Xiamen are the top ten private tour destinations.

Travelers are looking for varied experiences

In addition to the above trends, experienced local guides can open up many new perspectives. That’s why travelers are looking for local travel experiences that will enrich their lives while supporting local communities and businesses. In the Chinese province ShaanxiGuided tours helped visitors discover the Terracotta Warriors and revealed first-hand stories of discovery. in the HunanThe travel guides recommend travelers to visit the “Baihutang” (White Tiger Sanctum), where so far only local insiders have stayed. and in Dunhuang, guides lead the way to desert camping.

From the 4th. May 2021The number of local guide bookings during the May Holidays increased 120% compared to the same period in 2019. The top 10 travel destinations are: Shaanxi, Qinghai, Sichuan, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Fujian and Hunan.

Additionally, with tourists now having higher purchasing power, they are ready to explore the streets and cityscapes at night. Niche viewpoints have grown in popularity and “night trips” have piqued tourist interest. You have decided to explore “late night diners” that are hidden in alleys and alleys. Other nighttime experiences like nightclubs and bars are also important to the younger generation of travelers and help boost the night economy. Among the popular travel destinations in the city, Chongqing, Changsha and Guangzhou are best known for its night life.

It is important to note that experiences have been different between generations. Keywords after the 1980s included “Scenic Area”, “Sanya”, “Self-Driving Route” and “Bar” Gen-z, represented by post-00. They prefer a more fragmented travel experience with “snacks,” “night markets,” and “” landmark buildings “searched under their keywords.

Bo Sun., Group’s Chief Marketing Officer, commented, “This year’s Golden Week in May has been the most popular holiday in the tourism market since the pandemic broke out and represents the pent-up demand for travel. With the vaccination rate accelerating in the country, it is expected that The tourism market will maintain strong momentum. It is anticipated that the domestic tourism economy will continue to pick up in the coming summer and national holidays in October. We are confident that these Chinese travel trends will point to wider international travel once the global travel starts again We see the safe return and recovery of global travel as positive. “


Notes for editors

Top 10 according to Group’s latest May holiday data:

Top 10 cities

Top 10 attractions

Top 10 Hotels

Top 10 road trip

1. Beijing

1. Shanghai Disney Resort

1. Huzhou dragon dream Animal World Hotel

1. Sanya

2. Shanghai

2. Summer Palace

2. Huzhou Taihu Dragon Dream Diamond Hotel

2. Chengdu

3. Guangzhou

3. Mount Hua

3. Wuxi Nianhuawan Nianhua Inn

3. Haikou

4. Hangzhou

4. Chengdu Research Base
the giant panda breed

4. Dusit Thani sandals Shuangyue Resort
Huizhou Bay

4. Shanghai

5. Chengdu

5. Badaling Great Wall

5. Chimelong Hengqin Bay hotel(Zhuhai
Chimelong Flagship Store)

5. Xi’an

6. Xi’an

6. Old summer palace

6. Chimelong Marine Science hotel

6. Chongqing

7. Nanjing

7. Humble Administrator’s Garden

7. Zhuhai Chimelong Penguin Hotel

7. Kunming

8. Chongqing

8. Chimelong Safari Park

8. Howard Johnson Sandalwood’s Hot Spring
Resort Shuangyue Bay Huizhou

8. Guangzhou

9. Wuhan

9. Longmen Grottoes

9. Grand Hyatt Shanghai

9. Guiyang

10. Changsha

10. Xi’an fortifications

10. Chimelong Hotel (Guangzhou Chimelong
Safari Park)

10. Dali.

About Group:

The Group is a leading one-stop travel service provider comprised of, Ctrip, Skyscanner and Qunar. Across its platforms, the Group enables local partners and travelers around the world to make informed and affordable bookings for travel products and services by bringing together comprehensive travel-related information and resources and an advanced transaction platform consisting of mobile apps, websites and 24 / 7 customer service centers. The Group was founded in 1999 and listed on NASDAQ in 2003. It has become one of the most famous travel brands in the world with the aim of “pursuing the perfect trip for a better world”.

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