Chongqing, one of the most popular cities for tourism during this Spring Festival holiday
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- How did you spend the Chinese New Year of the Ox? According to Ctrip.com, Chongqing local tours were very popular during this Spring Festival holiday, with resort hotels bookings and self-drive tours around the city trending significantly, putting Chongqing in the top 10 for hotel orders and top 10 for the most popular cities for car rental and self-drive tours respectively.
Top 10 cities for hotel bookings during Spring Festival holiday (Picture provided by Ctrip.com)
Resort hotels bookings trending significantly
Accommodation orders of high-star hotels average over 2,000 yuan
Although the Chinese New Year is celebrated locally, the atmosphere is not diminished. Local tours and trips around Chongqing became the main options this Spring Festival holiday. There is a clear trend towards “hotel and resort” bookings. According to statistics, the number of local hotel orders nationwide during the Spring Festival holiday, compared to the same period in 2019, showed a slight increase. Among them, resort hotels with hot springs, amusement park, family-friendly and romantic themes are preferred by users.
Ctrip.com data shows that Shanghai, Beijing, Sanya, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Zhuhai and Suzhou are the top 10 cities in terms of hotel orders for the Chinese New Year. In addition, during the Spring Festival holiday, orders for high-star hotels (four-star and five-star) accounted for approximately 60% of the orders. The average price of a check-in order for a high star hotel was 2,906 yuan, and the average price of a check-in order in January was 714 yuan, an increase of about 407%.
Nightscape of Hongyadong (Picture provided by Hongyadong Scenic Area)
Local ticket bookings orders up over 300%
Car rental orders up 82% year-on-year
In addition to resort hotels, local scenic spots saw a boom this Chinese New Year. Data from Ctrip.com Tickets shows that orders for locally booked tickets are up over 300% this year compared to Chinese New Year in 2019.
Ticket bookings and admissions during the Spring Festival holiday showed a rapid growth trend in basically every province and city in China. Data shows that as of February 17, the scenic spots in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Luoyang, Shenzhen, Changsha, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an and Chongqing had the highest number of bookings, making them the popular cities for scenic tours this Spring Festival holiday.
Among them, Hongyadong, known as Chongqing’s “city landmark” and “city symbol”, had its facade upgraded in time to celebrate Spring Festival. The brightly colored facade and dazzling lights allowed the majority of visitors to enjoy the scenery of Hongyadong once again during the Spring Festival holiday. The number of visitors to Hongyadong reached 316,500 this Spring Festival holiday alone, according to statistics.
During the Chinese New Year holidays, self-drive tours around Chongqing also saw a “highlight moment”. Data from Ctrip.com Car Rental shows a significant increase in the proportion of car rental orders in 2021, with an 82% increase compared to Chinese New Year in 2019 and a 43% increase in daily volume; car rental expenditure also continues to grow, with an average expenditure of over 1,700 yuan. Among the popular cities for car rental and self-drive tours are Sanya, Haikou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Kunming, Chongqing, Xi’an, Beijing, Dali and Guangzhou. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)