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30 Million Chinese Plan to Travel Abroad in Summer

News As many as 30 million Chinese travelers plan to make vacations abroad during July and August 2017. This data was revealed by Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China, after a corresponding survey. Ctrip has also revealed quite an interesting fact – the majority of these tourists are young people.

The portrait of a summer traveler is quite clear. These are mostly young people born in the 1990s and 2000s. These young people have just finished a series of entrance exams, which are also known as Gaokao in China. So, when the college entrance exams are over, young people want to celebrate the graduation by traveling. Gaokaoers, as the media calls them, want to travel overseas. For nearly a half of the young people, who are aged 17 to 19, this summer’s vacation will be the first overseas trip.

Chinese media also posted quite an interesting statistics. According to the 2017 Graduation Travel Report by Mafengwo, more than 50% of students have already booked hotels outside China. It seems that students want to celebrate their graduation away from the home country. The percent of students who have booked domestic destinations is significantly lower. What destinations are popular with Chinese students? More than 60% of young people will travel to Asian countries located not far from China.

When Chinese travelers make a vacation abroad, packed noodles remain the most popular good to take to the trip. Nearly a third of respondents say they take noodles with them. The report by Alitrip (travel branch of Alibaba) claims that this number may be even bigger as more than a half (58%) of Chinese travelers want to eat instant noodles while away from home. As a rule, Chinese travelers spend around five days during their vacations abroad. Many travelers say that they see many unfamiliar foods and do not wish to experiment in order not to risk their stomachs, so a pack of instant noodles is a real help. Many add that is also a way to save time and money, so they prefer to add a few packs of the popular snack to the suitcase.

Actually, Chinese tourists are not the only nationality that misses their usual food during a vacation abroad. A similar research was held in Ireland, and a half of the respondents said they have taken pork sausages with them, so in case of problems or lack of familiar food they had something to eat. This is not the end! As many as 23% of respondents said they had eaten sausages on the toilet.


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