The price war of ticket and hotel booking is eroding the profit of OTAs (online travel agents) in China. The growing outbound travel market has become their new battlefield. According to National Business Daily, American hotel booking website Hotels.com announced a new Chinese website name called “Hao Ding Wang” on March 5 in 2014, focusing on […]
As the report published by Ctrip showed, China tourists had strong willingness to travel in 2014. Over 99% of respondents would go traveling, and about half (51%) of them planned to travel 3 times and more. More tourists wished to travel more than once, compared with last year.
According to People’s Daily report on January 9, 2014, in 2013, Chinese outbound travelers reached 97.3 million, with 14 million more travelers than 2012. It was estimated to break 100 million in 2014.
In August 2013, China outbound travelers kept growing, Asia was the main destination for Chinese tourists. Data showed that Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand and Singapore were the top choices of Chinese outbound travelers. And the number of travelers to Australia surged 40% compared to last month.