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Hot-sale ice-snow tourism products sell well in New Year tourism market
source: Shenyang Daily   2018-12-20 15:36

There is still more than a week to the new year. However, tourism market has become quite hot already.December 19, reporter learned from the interview that the ice-snow theme tourism products are quite hot during the New Year holiday. The insiders of tourism industry said along with the gradually increasing kinds of winter tourism products and the affection of the tourists to ice-snow tourism, the tourism market at the end of the year remains hot. Number of tourists has increased significantly compared with that of last year.

Price increases slightly while number of tourists skyrockets

After investigating many tourism websites, the reporter found that price of some hot traveling routes increased slightly during New Year holiday. Take Shenyang-Sanya 6-day tour for instance. The price of this tour is about 3900 RMB before December 25, and increases to about 4300 RMB from the end of December Price of short-term tour abroad also changes slightly.

Number of tourists skyrockets. Statistics of Lvmama.com shows that number of tourists travel during New Year holiday increased about 30% compared with that of last year. Relevant official of tuniu.com said:" About 70% people choose to travel for more than three days, which means lots of people use their annual leave or even add the annual leave to New Year holiday to have a longer trip. The consumers who do not have such long holidays prefer 1-2 day tour outside the city."

From the tourism products booked now, we can see "appreciating snow in Northern China" and "escaping from cold weather in Southern China" have become the major trends. Sanya, Xiamen and Lijiang are all the favorite destinations of Shenyang tourists. Reporter saw at the official website of China Comfort Tourism Group Co., Ltd. that all tourism products to Sanya and Xiamen have been booked or leaving only less than 10 seats.

Ice-snow tourism during New Year holiday becomes quite popular

What worth mentioning is that ice-snow tourism during New Year holiday becomes quite popular this year. Statistics of Lvmama.com shows that the period at the end of the year is usually the off season for tourism. But along with the gradually increasing winter tourism products, tourism market remains hot during "off season" now.

Reporter saw on the official website of tuniu.com that the best seller of tour around the city is "Guaipo Ski Resort one-day tour".Hot spring trip to Yingkou and Benxi are in hot pursuit. Reporter learned that as Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics approaches, ice-snow tourism has become hotter and hotter. Ice-snow recreational activity is gradually upgraded to comprehensive tourism experience. Volume of ice-snow tourism booking including Shenyang has increased rapidly.

"Hot spring tour" is another hot-sale product during Christmas Day and New Year holiday. Hot spring has become a must in package tour and independent travel now. Shenyang tourist Mr.Zhang said:"I plan to go skiing on the first day of New Year holiday and have a rest at the hot spring resort. The arrangement for such a 2-day holiday is just right."

Theme of outbound tourism: skiing and shopping

Japan is a hot issue in the coming New Year holiday. It ranks No.1 among all outbound destinations at many tourism institutes. "In winter, tourism products such as hot springs and skiing attract lots of Chinese tourists." said a working staff of a travel agency in Shenyang.

Thailand has always been the hot destination of Shenyang people's short-term outbound tour. Due to the free landing visa policy implemented to Chinese tourists from November 15 to January 13 next year, sales of trips to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket Island booms. France, Italy and Switzerland are the most popular destination in long-term outbound trip. Sales season falls at the end of December in Europe, tourists search and book tourism products which include outlets and famous European shops increase about 60% compared with that of last year.

Reporter learned that December 30 and December 31 is the peak period of New Year holiday. It's suggested that tourists avoid the peak period and have better tours.

Reporter Liu Haibo and Wei Shuang

 

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