It's exciting all over the world.

When Chinese leaders suddenly decide to open up the country

Allow Chinese people to travel abroad, but "Chinese group tours", the Chinese government just announced on January 20, allowing tour companies to organize group tours from February 6 onwards, piloting 20 countries, including Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Maldives, Sri Lanka. Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, UAE, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Russia, Swiss, Hungary, New Zealand, Fiji, Cuba, Argentina, China-friendly countries, US, Europe, Japan, not allowed yet.

Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China

has instructed the tour company

must operate in accordance with the principles of the country to which

Effective prevention and control of epidemics

Make each person responsible for their own health.

This is to prevent local people from fearing that Chinese tourists will spread the virus.

Chinese television station CCTV reported that

after China adjusted its entry and exit policies.

The overseas travel market is once again bustling during the Chinese New Year.

Chinese tourists traveling to Thailand and the Maldives

has greatly increased in number

It is expected that by the end of 2023, there will be 115 million Chinese tourists traveling abroad, especially in Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, a popular destination for Chinese tourists.

as there are few immigration restrictions

China is the most visited country in the world in 2019, before the coronavirus outbreak.

There are more than 155 million Chinese tourists traveling around the world, spending more than $ 250 billion a year on shopping. Each month, more than 12 million Chinese tourists fly abroad. Six million Chinese tourists will return this summer.

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positive information

But in reality, Chinese marketing firm Dragon Trail Inter national surveyed 1,058 Chinese tourists in 49 cities between Jan. 4 and 7, published Thursday Jan. 19. About 40% of China has no plans to travel abroad this year.

Even though the Chinese government has canceled the zero COVID policy.

The main reason is the financial impact of the COVID situation that has been going on for 3 years.

The survey also found that

Chinese tourists still have health concerns.

Difficulties in obtaining travel documents

hectic work schedule

Concerns about safety

and destination countries that are not friendly to China

National Statistical Office of China

It published a report on Jan. 17 stating that Chinese people spent less last year as a person.

Individual households have to save more as income growth slows.

China's economy in 2022 is expanding just 3%, the lowest level since the 1970s, although economists expect

China's economy will grow nearly 5% this year, but consumer confidence remains near record lows, and global airfares are rising.

from the problem of increased travel demand

China's civil aviation information company VariFlight also revealed that China's international aviation capacity was only 13% of pre-COVID levels.

While domestic travel activity has returned to 100%, the survey found that those who intend to travel abroad.

Most of them plan to travel after Chinese New Year and in the second half of the year and will improve rapidly from July onwards until the Mid-Autumn Festival.

in September and the National Day of China in October.

I collect information to share with each other.

for Thai tourism businesses to prepare in advance

Don't be alarmed that Chinese tourists will flock to Thailand until they can't accept it.

There is still a long time to prepare.

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