Holidays spark shopping spree abroad
Big-spending Chinese tourists are embracing a longer vacation as this year’s MidAutumnFestival falls close to the National Day holiday in October.
Ctrip, China’s leading online travel service provider, said the number of tourists who booked long-distance trips during the National Day holiday increased by 150 percent compared with the same period last year.
of the major goals for Chinese outbound tourists. We have many tailored travel groups with shopping as the only activity,” said Zhang Shuo, publicity officer with the global shopping platform under Ctrip.
The top overseas destinations for shoppers from the Chinese mainland for the coming two holidays include New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong.