TRAVEL China's young tourists report changing travel preferences

TRAVEL

China's young tourists report changing travel preferences

Xinhua

15:13, July 05, 2020

Chinese tourists born between the mid-90s and the early '00s are still enthusiastic about travel but post changing travel preferences as the COVID-19 epidemic risks wane in China, a report shows.

Tourists take a selfie among blooming flowers at a scenic spot in Suining, Southwest China's Sichuan province, May 1, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Generation Z-ers in China show growing interest in domestic travel and a shrinking willingness to travel abroad, according to a report by Chinese travel service and social-networking platform Mafengwo, which surveyed over 2,500 young respondents.

While their travel budget has not been much squeezed by the epidemic, over 60 percent of respondents said they planned to spend more on safe and sanitary dining and accommodation due to health concerns, the report said.

The epidemic has further strengthened young tourists' habit of learning about and sharing tourism experiences on emerging social-media platforms like livestreaming sites.

East China's Shanghai and west China's Chengdu, Xi'an and Chongqing are among the most popular domestic travel destinations for Generation Z-ers, the report said.

China's tourism market is warming up, with effective epidemic prevention and control measures in place. The country saw around 48.81 million domestic tourist trips made during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday in late June, bringing in 12.28 billion yuan (around 1.74 billion U.S. dollars), official data showed.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue