According to China Tourism Academy and Ctrip, as of February 4, citizens from 200 cities have booked tours to over 68 countries.
Pudong and Hongqiao airports are expected to handle 12.6 million passengers on both domestic and international flights during the travel peak, the Shanghai Airport Authority said.
Research released in November by the China Tourism Academy found that over 115,000 Chinese tourists visited the UK in the first half of 2017, up 47 percent year-on-year.
Among the total tourist arrivals in Hong Kong in 2017, 44.45 million are from the Chinese mainland, up 3.9 percent year on year.
China’s Spring Festival travel rush is officially underway. Authorities said they expect almost 3 billion trips in the coming 40 days – and the country is ready for it.
Broadcaster will offer booking, shopping and emergency info via rental devices.
Chinese overseas tourists will spend 9,580 yuan ($1,510) on average during the Spring Festival holiday, led by the most expensive Antarctic trip at 160,000 yuan, according to a Ctrip report.
Shanghai plans to improve tourist services to attract more overseas travelers, local tourism authorities said Wednesday.
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