Technology-driven global travel distribution company DidaTravel is pleased to announce the return of Chinese tourists during the May Day holiday. With the relaxation of Chinese travel restrictions and the increased availability of vaccines, Chinese travelers are eager to explore the world once again.
Bookings in China for overseas travel continue to recover rapidly. According to recent data, Chinese travelers' international hotel reservations for the upcoming May Day holiday, for which many people in China take 5 days off from April 29 to May 3, have increased 30-fold year-on-year, exceeding 18% pre-pandemic volumes in 2019. The ADR for Chinese international hotel bookings is also up 47% year-on-year, reaching 95% of its 2019 level. In addition, the international average length of a hotel stay is about 2 nights during the May Day bridge, in line with pre-pandemic data.
As of April 20, the 20 most booked international destinations for Chinese tourists during the May Day holiday have been Thailand, Malaysia, the United States, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, the United Kingdom, Korea South, Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, Canada, Germany, Brazil and the Netherlands. These destinations offer a wide variety of attractions and experiences, from beautiful beaches and natural spaces to cultural attractions and world-renowned shops. The remarkable growth in Chinese outbound tourism during the May Day holidays will be a major driver of recovery for the broader catering, hospitality, aviation and logistics sectors.
Rikin Wu, CEO and Founder of DidaTravel, comments: “We are delighted to see the return of Chinese travel abroad during the May Day holidays. It is a testament to the pent-up demand for international travel that exists in China, and we are honored to play our part in responding to the needs of the Chinese outbound market. Our company is dedicated to providing safe, affordable and enjoyable travel experiences for Chinese travelers. We look forward to working closely with our partners around the world and preparing to welcome more and more Chinese travelers in the coming months and years.”
*All figures quoted in this press release are based on DidaTravel's accommodation booking data for the 2023 Chinese May Day holiday period.