The Paper reporter Tang Yingying
March has not yet passed, and tourists have begun to plan their "May Day" holiday early. Fliggy data shows that the advance booking volume of tourists this year has increased significantly compared with the past three years, and the demand for long-term tours has continued to recover. Up to now, the number of travel bookings for the May Day holiday has increased by more than 3 times compared with the same period last year, of which inter-provincial travel and outbound travel orders account for more than 3%.
According to Ctrip's data, the overall domestic travel bookings for this year's May Day holiday have increased by 150% year-on-year, and the number of outbound travel bookings from the mainland has increased nearly 17 times year-on-year.
Travel agencies have received a number of 10,000 yuan "Cross May Day" tours
It can be seen that with the lifting of epidemic prevention and control measures and the "expansion" of outbound tour destinations, travel agencies' "May Day" outbound tourism products have also become popular for booking this year. The Paper (www.thepaper.cn) learned from a number of travel agencies that the "May Day" outbound group tour products are very popular, and office workers also choose to "fight for vacation" travel. Surprisingly, many outbound and group tour products across May Day have been full, and travel agency insiders also exclaimed "unexpectedly".
The Paper learned from Lingnan Business Travel Group's Guangzhou Tour that as of press time, the company's many tours departing from Guangzhou on April 4, 25, 26 and 28 have been full, including Argentina 29-day tour with a unit price of 49999,13 yuan, New Zealand 29999-day tour with a unit price of 12,14999 yuan, Iran 10-day group with a unit price of 26000,10 yuan, a Swiss 21000-day tour with a unit price of 12,19999 yuan, a Spanish and Portuguese 6399-day tour with a unit price of <>,<> yuan, The first group in Greece with a unit price of <>,<> yuan and the high-end group in Phuket, Thailand, with a unit price of <>,<> yuan.
Zhongxin travel insiders also told The Paper that during the "May Day" period, the products of France (France, Switzerland, Italy), Spain and Portugal (Spain, Portugal) and Switzerland sold relatively well, in addition, the degree of consultation in Iran was also very high, among which the Dubai products departing on April 4-28 have long been sold out, and the products that traveled on April 29 were added. In addition, the 4-day group with a unit price of 30,4 yuan departed on April 26 in Switzerland has been formed.
Spring and Autumn Tourism's "Spain + Portugal 11th" products have also been filled, and a team of more than 20 people will depart from Shanghai on April 4. Spring Travel said that up to now, the number of people who choose Spring and Autumn outbound travel products around the May Day holiday has rebounded to more than half of the same period in 26.
According to Tuniu's booking data as of March 3, outbound travel bookings accounted for 20% of bookings for May Day tours. The number of orders for overseas package products booked for the May Day holiday on Ctrip's platform in the past half month increased by 26% compared with the first half of the month.
The oldest tourist in Argentina on the 13th is 72 years old
The Paper learned that Argentina, which had a unit price of nearly 5,13 yuan, had a full group of 22 people on the 47th, the youngest tourist was 55 years old, the rest of the tourists were over 72 years old, and the oldest tourist was <> years old. The tour also has to fly to and from a number of destinations, including Ushuaia, Calafat, Puerto Iguazu, etc., and attractions include natural landscapes such as the Moreno Glacier and Iguazu Falls, as well as Internet celebrity check-in points such as Café Tortoni and Athenian Bookstore.
The 19-person group of Phuket, Thailand, which is fully staffed, is mostly "post-95" and "post-00", and the itinerary is mainly experience-oriented, including speedboat sailing, catamaran sailing, check-in Internet celebrity buildings, local night markets, etc.
Zhao Wenzhi, president of Guangzhou Tour, told The Paper that from the actual customer reception of the agency, some outbound long-term in-depth tour routes exceeded industry expectations during the "May Day" period, and many of them were the first groups of the second batch of outbound tourism pilot countries, and more young faces appeared in the participating groups, it can be said that the "May Day" short holiday has promoted the accelerated recovery of the outbound tourism business, and it is expected that this strong performance is expected to continue after the holiday.
In the past week, the popularity of "May Day outbound tourism" has increased by more than 110%
On the other hand, the popularity of free travel abroad during the "May Day" holiday has also continued to rise.
Mafengwo big data shows that the popularity of "May Day outbound travel" in Mafengwo Station has increased by more than 110% in the past week. Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and Spain are among the top five overseas destinations with the highest number of orders for the May Day holiday, and the popularity of tourism has increased by more than 100% in the past week.
Tongcheng travel data shows that since March, the number of bookings for outbound travel products on May Day has increased by 3.2% compared with the same period in February, and overseas destinations with high attention mainly include Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Russia.
Fliggy data shows that its outbound travel promotion launched at the end of February has sold more than 2,20 items of related activity products so far, of which more than 7% of the products can be booked for the May Day holiday.
From the perspective of flights, Qunar data shows that from March 2023 to 3, 1, the number of air ticket bookings for international flights (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) increased by 20.2023 times compared with the same period in January 1, and the average price paid for air tickets decreased by 1% month-on-month, and the top 4 destinations were Bangkok in Thailand, Hong Kong in China, Seoul in South Korea, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Macao in China. As of March 7, international air bookings with departures for the May Day holiday recovered to 5% of 3 levels.
According to Ctrip's data, the top 10 destinations for outbound air ticket bookings during this year's May Day holiday are: Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Macau, Phuket, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, London and Tokyo. In terms of accommodation, Ctrip data shows that the top 10 cities in terms of hotel bookings for outbound travel from mainland China during this year's May Day holiday are: Hong Kong, Phuket, Bangkok, Macau, Singapore, Tokyo, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Bali.
Airbnb's data shows that in spring 2023 (between April 2023 and May 4, 1), the search popularity of European listings has exceeded the same period in 5 before the pandemic, with nearly 15% of people searching for European accommodations. The top 2019 European countries with the fastest year-on-year pick-up in spring heat include Spain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Norway.