S Korea is No 1 choice for Spring Fes­ti­val abroad

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

About 5.19 mil­lion Chi­nese are ex­pected to go over­seas for China’s Spring Fes­ti­val, ac­cord­ing to the China Na­tional Tourism Ad­min­is­tra­tion, and South Korea is the No 1 des­ti­na­tion.

The de­sire by Chi­nese to visit the United States and Ja­pan this year is fu­eled by the US is­su­ing 10-year visas that al­low mul­ti­ple en­tries, and Ja­pan of­fer­ing eas­ier three-year, mul­ti­ple-en­try visas to Chi­nese tourists.

Here is the over­all ge­o­graph­i­cal dis­tri­bu­tion of Chi­nese trav­el­ing abroad this year: Asia (90%), Ocea­nia (5%), Europe (3%), Amer­ica (1%) and Africa (1%).

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