The enquiries for and purchasing of touring products for the approaching Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays are hot on multiple online touring agencies in China, China Tourism News reported on Thursday.
Last week, the number of international air tickets booked for the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays from Sept 29 to Oct 6 increased by more than 35% over the same period in previous month, and the number of domestic ones rose over 40% from last month, according to Tongcheng Travel, a travel agency based in Suzhou, Jiangsu province.
Tongcheng Travel predicts the summer travel heat will continue during the 8-day holidays with some hot destinations ushering in more tourists than that over the same period before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Data from online travel platform Ctrip shows that, in the past week, the number of orders for outbound group tour products booked through Ctrip during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays increased by nearly 3.5 times over the same period last month, and the number of private group orders increased by more than three times.
Tongcheng Travel data shows that the number of inquiries about the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday routes has doubled, among which the number of outbound travel inquiries has increased by more than four times.
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