This summer, Koreans are the first choice for travel bookings in China and Japan.

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This summer, Koreans are the first choice for travel bookings in China and Japan.

2018-05-14 11:00:26 195 ℃

BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) According to the Yonhap News Agency, the data show that Koreans are the first choice for Chinese and Japanese vacations during this holiday season. Summer bookings for Chinese and Japanese travel products have all increased significantly.

The data released by the Korean travel agency MODELTOUR on the 14th, local time, showed that in July and August of this year, the number of Chinese travel product bookings soared by 190.8% and 200.6% respectively year-on-year. During the same period, bookings for Japan’s travel products increased by 39.5% and 58.8% year-on-year, respectively, a significant increase.

A person in charge of MODETOUR said that short-distance travel routes such as China and Japan are key words for South Koreans traveling this summer.

Reservations for travel products for other travel agencies in Korea are similar. According to data released by Halla Dole on the 11th, the number of bookings for Chinese travel and Japanese travel products increased by 174.5% and 21.0% respectively in June.

Hannato's analysis revealed that the intensified competition among Japanese airlines has caused the price of travel tickets to Japan to drastically drop, or become a major factor in influencing demand for travel in Japan.