Posted On 2017/05/27 By In China Domestic, News, China Outbound, Holidays With 267 Views

China to see 80 million Tourist during Dragon Boat Festival

China is expected to see around 80 million tourists during the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival holiday, according to the latest data from the country’s tourism administration. The domestic tourism sector could take US$4.37bn during the three-day holiday from May 28 to May 30.

A survey shows excursions to suburban areas would be the most popular choice for most Chinese travellers. The cities of Xi’an, Chengdu, Suzhou and Guilin are the top popular destinations for domestic trips.

Thailand’s Phuket Island, Japan’s Okinawa Island and the Maldives are the top choices for overseas trips. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of a year according to the Chinese calendar.

Traditions on the holiday include racing dragon boats and eating Zongzi, glutinous rice and fillings wrapped with bamboo or reed leaves.


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Article: GB Times / Image: Orban López Cruz

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Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds two Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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