Tapping into the Chinese tourism market could pay off in the long run.
Qunar launched over 100 culture-themed tours in late June. These include in-depth trips, group excursions, and individual tours. Most trips are in the economy class.
Through Mafengwo's new road trip column, visitors will be able to browse various itineraries and travel tips, look for potential traveling companions, and purchase road trip products such as car rentals.
Within a decade, Indian arrivals to Thailand are forecast to surge to about 15 percent (4% currently) of the total, while Chinese are predicted to edge up to about 30 percent (28% currently).
Both Klook and GetYourGuide are backed by SoftBank Group's Vision Fund, and each of the two companies is valued at more than USD 1 billion.
The customized travel market is likely to be more segmented. The market will desire more itineraries and products from different providers.
According to the tourism agency, Chinese tourists spent an average of 3,064 dollars per person on location destination on their most recent overseas travels.
Destinations close to first-tier cities saw a sharp rise in bookings.
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