China was the first country to be hit by the coronavirus and it’s also one of the first countries to start going back to normal. While some other countries like the U.S. are still trying to prevent spreading the virus, many Chinese travelers are looking for the next destination they can visit.
One of the most prominent new trends among Chinese travelers is island traveling. According to ITB China Travel Trends Report, the most popular travel themes in China in 2020 and 2021 will include trips to islands, outdoors and natural landscapes, and medical-related tours.
As travelers all around the world, Chinese tourists are worried about their health and safety as the “new normal” travel sets in. They find it important for airports and other places to follow all the sanitary measures to help keep people safe.
Other travel trends among Chinese people include business travel and self-driving tours. “After the outbreak, travelers may prefer outbound products focusing on safety, health, and wellbeing, while the demand for natural landscapes and customized travel will also increase,” said He Yong, President of HCG Travel Group.
It’s important that the travel industry starts preparing for next year as many people are impatient to return to their previous habits as soon as possible.