are expected to travel in the forthcoming three-day holiday for New Year’s Day marking a rise of 12.5% as compared with the same period last year.
The tropical city of Sanya, port city of Xiamen and a winter destination known as Harbin were categorized as the leading three destinations for the New Year holiday according to the China National Tourism Administration (NTA). The survey was carried out by the China Tourism Academy.
While a few tourists headed to Sanya on Hainan Island to escape the cold, others actually seek out the cold by visiting the north-eastern city of Harbin with a view to ski and also enjoy the spectacular snow views.
Xiamen is actually known for its mild climate, historic Hokkien culture and the unique colonial architecture on Gulangyu Island that had emerged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July.
While few tourists head to Sanya on Hainan Island to escape the chill, others tend to seek out the cold by visiting the north-eastern city of Harbin to ski and enjoy the snow views.
Hangzhoum, the host city of the G20 in 2016 and Zhangjiajie that was home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wulingyuan Scenic Area were also on this list along with ‘spring city’ Kunming and capital Beijing.
NTA estimates that the national tourism industry of China would gross a total revenue of US$11.5 billion from 30th December, 2017 through 1st January, 2018 marking an increase of nearly 12.7% year-on-year as Chinese Tourists
The most popular overseas destinations for Chinese travellers in the New Year holiday include Thailand, US and Japan ,Europe, UAE,as per a recent report that is among the leading online travel platforms of the nation.
By Latifa Zenaina