Skiing and hotspring, new travel trends for coming New Year's Day

08:20, December 30, 2010      

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Because of the sharp temperature drop all over China since December 24, skiing and hotspring-themed tour has come into people’s consideration. The tour operator 17u.com in the Chinese mainland recently released the "New Year’s travel trend of 2011", which shows great increase of reservations of tour packages themed "Skiing" and "Hotspring".

People’s strong intention on traveling during the New Year’s Day holiday:

The analysis and comparison of tourism statistics from 2008 to 2011 implies that people’s interest in traveling during the New Year’s Day holiday has reached a record high, a 22-percent-increase from the same period last year. Statistics from the Vacation Reservation Center of 17u.com show that short-haul leisure travel routes have become popular. Regarding the themed tours, 48 percent of tourists have much interest in hotspring tours.

Themed tours and hot destinations:

Ice and snow tour in northeastern China and Hainan tour packages will be the first choice in the coming New Year’s Day holiday, according to destination reservation statistics from 17u.com. The ticket reservation of artificial ski resorts, including Yabuli Skiing Resort and Yuhuagong Skiing Resort has become hot.

Ten hot reservation destinations during the New Year’s Day holiday released on 17u.com are: Tangshan Yishang Hotspring in Nanjing, Yabuli Ski Resort in Harbin, Ends of the Earth in Sanya, Harbin Ice and Snow World, Tianmu Lake Hotspring in Jiangsu Province, Nantian hotspring in Sanya, Gulangyu in Fujian Province, Mt. Huangshan in Anhui Province, Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan Province and the West Lake in Hangzhou.

Hotel reservation in Sanya up 50 percent:

The statistics from the Vacation Reservation Center of 17u.com also showed that hotel reservations in the country have risen 20 percent on average.

Source: Global Times
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