Going by the current trends hotelier’s in Bangkok foresee an increase in the number of Chinese tourists visiting their country, Thailand. They place this number at about 25% increase every year for the following three years.
Independant travellers in Thailand
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Young and enthusiastic Chinese travelers seem enchanted by the beauty of Thailand and its amusing tourist specialties. Chinese International travel monitor reports that, in 2015 alone, 84.9% of the hoteliers have witnessed an increase in the number of Chinese visitors to their country. Industry experts based these forecasts based on many factors including the current trends in hotel bookings, flight bookings, etc.
Mostly these travelers fall in the age range of 18 to 35 and prefer travelling independently. The bookings as seen on Hotels.com highlights the above fact by seeing a 32% increase in the booking during the year 2014. Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Krabi, Hua Hin, Koh Lanta Koh Phi Phi, Koh and Pha Ngan are some of the most favorite hangouts for the young Chinese travelers as said by the vice president and managing director Asia Pacific for Hotels.com, Abhiram Chowdhry.
He also exclaimed that the Chinese manage to spend almost Bt17, 796 a day and thus concluded that their financial wings had grown much vaster. Their major expenditure is in the areas of accommodation and hotels followed by food, sightseeing, and shopping. Industry analysts report that such luxurious travelers spend as much as Bt111, 704 a day.
Hoteliers also said that most of these travelers were looking for places that offered free Wi-Fi and where Mandarin-speaking staff is available. About 80% of the Chinese tourists used e-Devices to plan their trip. This indeed is a huge increase compared to the last year as numbers indicate that only 53% of tourists demanded such services.
The travelers also opine that Thailand is one of the places where they receive the heartiest welcome ever.
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