A comprehensive new survey of consumers in China’s first tier cities has concluded that 53 percent of respondents would like to travel overseas within this year.
More so, the most popular months for trips abroad for the remainder of the year are August, October and December.
Thailand is one of the most impacted travel markets by Covid-19 in Asia. The country hosted 39,8 million international visitors in 2019 with China accounting for nearly 11 million arrivals.
The expanded Thai tourism, hotel and travel sector contributes between 12-15 percent of GDP to Southeast Asia’s second largest economy.
The newly released China Thailand Travel Sentiment Survey 2020, conducted in mid-April by C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications, focused on key demand factors in the country’s reopening of the tourism economy. A strong positive message from the research is that 71 percent of Chinese consumers said they would like to visit Thailand.
Using the China survey as a forecasting tool for the hotel industry, an interesting shift in a segment traditionally leveraged in the mass market is that 83 percent of potential visitors would choose independent travel versus a group tour.
The number of seats sold by the Chinese Full Service Carriers (FSC) in 2018 looked to a staggering 561,3million surpassing the Low Cost Carrier industry (LCC) of 47,3 million, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
In 2018, China was the largest market for luxury hotels in the world registering year-over-year (YOY) growth of 18,3 percent in revenue.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Hengqin in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China.
JW Marriott announced the opening of JW Marriott Sanya Haitang Bay, located on the Haitang Bay, the National Coast of China.
Oakwood, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments announced its partnership with Sinobo Thaiwoo Cultural & Tourism to manage two serviced apartments within Sinobo Taizicheng Resort in the Chongli district of Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province, People’s Republic of China.
Iberia continues to expand in the Chinese market and customers can now book flights via Shanghai to Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, and Changchun, thanks to a new code sharing agreement signed with Spring Airlines.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced y the opening of BEI Zhaolong Hotel, the first Joie de Vivre hotel in Asia.
The number of tourists venturing to hotel/resort spas within China is forecasted to double from 7,5 million in 2018 to 14,8 million by 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.