China’s National Day holiday saw the greatest growth in flight bookings from Japan, the United States and Australia to China, according to Travelport, a travel commerce platform for global travel agencies.
In addition to those three countries, others increasingly impacted by China’s Golden Week holiday included Hong Kong, Cambodia, the UK, Turkey, the Philippines, Germany and Vietnam.
Flight bookings made in Japan to China, October 1-7, through all global distribution systems (GDS) increased by 8,853, up 37.5% compared to the same period in 2017.
Bookings made in the United States to China rose by 4,772 (+18.9%) and in Australia by 2,537 (+29.9%).
Among the other markets, inbound flight bookings to China for the Golden Week period has almost doubled in Cambodia (+136.9%) and Turkey (+100%).
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