China News Service, February 20 (Reporter Li Jinlei) Recently, "The air ticket from Shanghai to Osaka is only 8 yuan" became a hot search topic.

  When some netizens searched for air tickets from Shanghai to Japan on the Ctrip platform, they found that during various periods in March, the air tickets from Shanghai to Osaka were only in the single digits, with the lowest price being 8 yuan, and the price including tax was only about 410 yuan. A reporter's inquiry on the afternoon of the 20th found that the price is currently displayed as including tax.

  Screenshot of Ctrip app.

  In this regard, the relevant person in charge of Ctrip responded to a reporter from Sino-Singapore Finance: "This type of special air tickets is mainly affected by the relationship between supply and demand. After the peak travel peak in spring, popular cities have experienced a rapid decline in tourist flow and excess air transport capacity. 2, 3 In this month, users have a higher probability of missing out on such special air tickets.”

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  In fact, in recent years, the weeks after the Spring Festival travel peak are suitable time points for off-peak travel. The price of air tickets, hotels, group tours, cars and other travel prices has dropped significantly.

  Ctrip data shows that from this year’s Spring Festival holiday to early March, the price of group tours in many destinations dropped by 30% to 50%, and the prices of group tours in popular destinations such as Sanya, Beijing, and Yunnan were even cut in half.

  Recently, there are low-priced air tickets from Shanghai to Macau, Jeju Island, Bangkok, Singapore and other places, ranging from 4,500 to 6,700 yuan, which is significantly lower than the price of several thousand yuan during the Spring Festival holiday.

  As for domestic routes, Ctrip data shows that until the end of February, flights from Shanghai to Chongqing, Changsha, Xi'an, Chengdu, Sanya and other places are all priced at 100 yuan. From now until mid-March, flights from Beijing to Xi'an, Chongqing, Wuhan, Luoyang and other places will cost two to three hundred yuan.

  Hotel prices in many places have also seen significant declines. In popular tourist destinations during the Spring Festival holiday, such as Harbin, Nanjing, Luoyang, Suzhou, and Kaifeng, as of mid-March, the average hotel price has dropped by 40% to 50% compared with the Spring Festival holiday. The average price of hotels in Sanya, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Quanzhou and other cities has dropped by nearly 40%.

Which places are suitable for off-peak travel?

  After the Spring Festival holiday, passenger traffic in popular tourist cities will drop rapidly, and hotel and air ticket prices will also drop significantly, making it suitable for off-peak travel. Combined with the upcoming flower viewing season, it is expected that many places will usher in a new wave of tourism peaks from February to March after the Spring Festival holiday.

  Ctrip data shows that compared to the Spring Festival holiday and the week before the holiday, destinations with higher average air ticket price drops in the two weeks after the holiday include Sanya, Haikou, Dali, Xishuangbanna, Guilin, Kunming, Harbin, Changchun and other places.

  Looking at hotel prices, destinations with a more significant drop in average hotel prices in the two weeks after the holiday compared to the holiday period include Xiamen, Nanjing, Luoyang, Hong Kong, Macau, Xi'an, Hangzhou and other places. The above areas are more suitable for off-peak travel after the holidays.

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