China: Travel bookings to peak early this summer

Thanks to streamlined visa policies and an increased desire to explore new places, summer travel bookings are expected to peak earlier this year

Jun 19, 2024

The country's summer vacation season typically begins in early July and lasts until late August, but some online platforms, such as travel portal Tuniu, are expecting a surge in bookings by the end of June.

Key takeaways

  • As of June 6, group bookings to overseas destinations had nearly doubled compared to the same period last year;
  • reported a significant increase in visa applications for long-haul destinations such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and France;
  • Nearby overseas destinations such as Japan, Thailand and Singapore continue to be the top summer choices for users of its platform, said travel portal Tuniu.

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