Airbnb bets big on Spring Festival boost
On average, Chinese travelers stay at the outbound listings of Airbnb for three days.
Airbnb, a United States-based home-sharing service provider, estimates that outbound travel by the company's Chinese mainland users will account for 71 percent of its total bookings during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday, with Japan and Southeast Asia being the favorite destinations.
Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok and Kyoto are favored by Chinese mainland travelers, while Sydney and Melbourne in Australia and Queenstown in New Zealand are among the top 10 outbound tourist destinations for the first time, according to Airbnb.
Bangkok is the fastest-growing tourist destination for Chinese travelers, followed by Sydney. On average, Chinese travelers stay at the outbound listings of Airbnb for three days.
Meanwhile, inbound travel will witness an increase of 192 percent year-on-year during the Spring Festival, with diversified domestic destinations. Chengdu is the most popular destination in China, followed by Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing, Airbnb said.
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