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Save half of the traveling expenses wisely during Spring Festival
source: Shenyang Daily   2019-01-09 16:53

Do we have to spend lots of money if we want to travel during Spring Festival?Not necessarily. We can save at least half of the expenses if we take the right way.January 8, reporter went to many travel agencies and prepared a list of expense-cutting methods of traveling in Spring Festival.

Do not miss the bonus

In order to cope with the traveling peak during Spring Festival, travel agencies will prepare plane tickets and hotels. In order to sell all these products out successfully, travel agencies will offer special discounts, such as bonus or making two reservations and get one special offer, to attract consumers. During the interview, some travel agencies pushed out making reservations 30 days in advance and enjoying ¥1000 to ¥2000 discount. If the consumers are sure to go traveling during Spring Festival, making reservations ahead is a good choice.

Besides, the "special red packet for Spring Festival" and the "last a few tourism products of the year" cannot be missed.For example, "making reservations of the recommendation of overseas tourism by the end of the year can enjoy a discount of ¥2000 at most" promoted by Tuniu.com and the "last a few tourism products of the year" activity pushed out by Ctrip.

What worth mentioning is that there is a time limitation of the online "red packet". People should get thorough understanding of the rules ahead.

Avoid traveling peak period

Statistics of Ctrip shows that there are two price peak periods during Spring Festival traveling. They are February 3 and February 6 (29th of the last lunar month and 2nd of the first lunar month). It's suggested that people should avoid these two peak periods. 6-day and 5-night Sanya package tour promoted by Ctrip is more than ¥8000 on February 2 and February 4. The price rises to ¥9600 on February 5 and February 6. And after February 7, the price drops to about ¥3800 by the end of February.

Independent travelers can avoid traveling during the peak period and can save a lot of money on plane tickets. Statistics of Tongcheng Tourism Group shows that from January 21, average ticket price of domestic flights (capital construction and fuel oil fee is not included) increases obviously. The increasing of price continues to February 1 (27th of the last lunar month). Average ticket price of flight is predicted to rise from ¥740 to ¥900. From February 1, ticket price will drop. Ticket price goes up again from February (the 1st day of the first lunar month).

It's better to arrange your time when traveling during Spring Festival and avoid traveling peak period.

Minority destinations are both interesting and cheap

Price varies from the different destinations of the trips.Insiders said transportation resources to popular destinations become quite intense and plane ticket price will be very expensive then. Setting off from third-tier cities and four-tier cities nearby will be much cheaper.

Take coastal areas which Shenyang people really like as an example. Shenyang people might need to spend about ten thousand yuan to go to Hainan during Spring Festival due to too many tourists and lack of flight tickets and hotels.Jiangmen, which is also a coastal city, has abundant hotel and restaurant resources. The expense for traveling to Jiangmen is about only a half of that of Hainan.There is also expense cutting methods in theme tourism.Take appreciating northern lights as an example. The expense at Finland and Canada tourism routes is about ¥30,000 or ¥40,000. Russia and Norway are much cheaper.Skiing tour to the US and Switzerland is very expensive. Skiing and hot spring tour to Japan is about half the price to the places mentioned above.

Reporter Liu Haibo

Editor: zfw05