ver this year’s upcoming week-long Spring Festival holiday period, some 7 million Chinese tourists are expected to head abroad, escaping the travel hell that their country becomes.
Once again, Thailand is the top destination for Chinese tourists traveling overseas, followed by Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam, according to an annual report compiled by the China Tourism Academy and Ctrip. Last Spring Festival, 6.5 million Chinese ventured abroad. Back in 2014, it was only 4.73 million.
The annual exodus is always a big boon for many countries’ tourism sectors. For six years running, Chinese tourists have been the world’s biggest spenders. Of course, they also tend to bring along a fair share of chaos as well.
Recently, a flight was delayed in Anhui province after a passenger apparently tried to throw coins into the engine for good luck. Somehow, this is the third time this has happened.