The number of and costs of bookings for outbound travel during this year's upcoming Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year have climbed 32% and 10% annually, respectively.
Travel to tropical islands remains the first choice among all the alternatives, with those opting for a seaside holiday making up 60% of the total. Thailand's Phuket Island, Da Nang in Vietnam and the Indonesian island of Bali are all becoming tripper magnets.
Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mauritius, the US, Australia and France have become the top 10 popular destinations for overseas travel during the holiday.
Chinese New Year's Day falls on February 5 this year, but the travel surge starts 15 days before that and lasts for about 40 days. It will begin on January 21 and end on March 1 in China's mainland.
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