Record number of Chinese travel abroad for Spring Festival
Updated: 2016-02-16 07:57
By Wang Wen(China Daily)
Chinese tourists windsurf at a beach in Pattaya, east of Bangkok, Thailand, Feb 5, 2016. [Photo/IC]
According to Tongcheng, nearly 30 percent of outbound travelers departed three days before the holiday break, which lasted from Feb 7 to 13, with 70 percent of travelers taking five- to seven-day vacations.
Zhang Han, a 31-year old resident of Beijing who went to Thailand with his wife and parents over the holiday, said traveling overseas during the Spring Festival holiday has become the new Chinese tradition.