B&B reservations soar as China's Golden Week nears
Reservations for bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) soared as China's "Golden Week" holiday draws near.
As Chinese tourists attach more importance to privacy and comfort, booking a B&B, and especially renting an entire villa, has become increasingly popular.
People will have an extra day off for this year’s Golden Week, or the National Day holiday, as Mid-Autumn Festival falls on October 4, bringing the total number of days off to eight.
Data from B&B booking platform Tujia.com showed reservations during this year's "Golden Week" surged fourfold from a year ago. Among them, villa orders rose even higher, about five times the number last year.
The average price of a B&B room per night is 557 yuan, with most tourists booking up to 24.7 days ahead of their holiday. The most expensive reservation on Tujia was for a villa in Shenzhen, which was 38,000 yuan for seven days. Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu are the top three destinations for B&B travelers.
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