Thailand to cede Chinese travel market share to Japan in Golden Week
According to Ctrip, overseas travel bookings holding steady for the upcoming National Day holiday, from October 1 to 7, up 4% compared with last year.
According to a statement sent to Global Times by Chinese online travel agency ctrip.com, data as of Monday showed overseas travel bookings holding steady for the upcoming National Day holiday, from October 1 to 7, up 4% compared with last year.
However, in the current top 10 destinations, Japan surprisingly overtook Thailand as No.1 and was trailed by Thailand, Singapore, the US and Canada. Italy, Australia, Russia, Vietnam and Malaysia held spots six to 10 in the ranking.
Online travel platform lvmama.com said in a statement sent to the Global Times on Monday that Japan is the top overseas destination for the upcoming holiday, trailed by Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.
The Indian Tourism Ministry has planned roadshows and a dedicated tourist office.
It has also trained Mandarin-speaking guides and hosted Chinese media visits to India for the purpose, according to a report by the Indian Express on Monday.
India's Tourism Minister K J Alphons, who is visiting China this week, said that the situation where India only gets 250,000 out of 144 million outbound Chinese tourists a year needs to change.
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