Singapore third most-popular destination for Chinese tourists during Golden Week

People sit along Marina Bay in Singapore September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su
People sit along Marina Bay in Singapore September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singapore is set to be the third most-popular destination for outbound Chinese tourists during the Golden Week from 1-8 October.

Some six million Chinese tourists will venture abroad during the nationwide one-week holiday, according to a joint report from Ctrip, China’s largest travel site, and the country’s Tourism Academy.

The “2017 China National Holiday and Moon Festival Travel Trend Report and Popular Tourists Sites Ranking” is based on information collected from Ctrip’s 300 million active users and millions of orders from its travel agency partners.

Graphic: Ctrip
Graphic: Ctrip

Chinese tourists will visit 1,155 cities in 88 countries and regions during this trip, according to the report released on Tuesday (3 October).

Asian countries are the most popular destinations: more than 70 per cent of out-bound Chinese tourists will choose to travel in Asia, and more 45 per cent of whom will go to Southeast Asian countries.

Thailand is the number one destination, followed by Japan and Singapore. The average expenditure per outbound tourist is estimated to be 9,800 yuan (S$2012).

The report also says that a staggering 710 million Chinese tourists will also travel domestically, 10 per cent more than in the same period in 2016.

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