Monday, November 20, 2023

Outbound Chinese Travel Preferences Shift to Singapore, Europe and South Korea

  • Chinese tourists are showing decreased interest in Japan and Thailand, partly due to Japan’s Fukushima wastewater release and negative perceptions from movies about Thailand. Consequently, Singapore, Europe, South Korea, Malaysia, and Australia have become more popular destinations.
  • M Social opens its first hotel in Suzhou, China, and Indian Hotels Company plans to expand its Ginger brand across India. Other developments include the opening of the Ramada Encore by Wyndham in Amritsar, India, and new properties in Goa and Hong Kong under different brands.
  • Sun Siyam Pasikudah in Sri Lanka reopens after renovations, and Berjaya Land Bhd secures a loan for developing the Four Seasons Resort in Okinawa, Japan.

China Trading Desk’s most recent Travel Sentiment Survey said Japan and Thailand have lost significant appeal to Chinese considering their next vacations. China Trading Desk polls 10,000 Chinese quarterly about their overseas travel plans. It found that Japan fell from the most popular destination in the second quarter this year to the 8th most popular. […]