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Tokyo, Bangkok, HK and Seoul lead Labor Day travel trends: Trip.com

Chinese online travel agency (OTA) giant Trip.com Group has revealed that Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Seoul are the most sought-after travel destinations during the ongoing Labor Day holiday in mainland China.

In a statement released just before the start of the Labor Day holiday (May 1st – 5th), Trip.com noted that Japan experienced a significant surge in travel bookings, with the early May period coinciding with its Golden Week holiday from April 29th to May 5th.

Recently, the historically low value of the Japanese currency has garnered attention, making Japan even more appealing. A similar situation is observed in Malaysia.

Although Japan’s first casino is scheduled to open only in 2030, the country’s tourism sector has already gained some good momentum as investors flow in.

In Southeast Asia, Trip.com mentions natural sightseeing spots such as Hon Thom Island in Vietnam, the Similan Islands in Thailand, and Mabul Island in Malaysia.

Presently, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore have entered into mutual visa-free agreements with China, providing Chinese outbound travelers with more flexibility.

Despite South Korea not having a visa-free policy, according to the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, over 180,000 foreign visitors are expected to visit the country due to the early May holidays from across North Asia.

According to the same projection, about 100,000 Japanese tourists and 80,000 Chinese visitors are predicted to come to South Korea from April 27th to May 6th.

Macau, St Paul's Ruins, Tokyo, Bangkok, HK and Seoul lead Labor Day travel trends
Ruins of St. Paul’s, Macau

Regarding Macau, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) projects that Macau may receive an average of 130,000 inbound tourists per day during the Labor Day break. This projection surpasses the numbers seen during the Ching Ming and Easter holidays.

Although the first day of the holiday (May 1st) saw bad weather in Macau, in the city center around the Ruins of St. Paul’s, crowd control measures were implemented due to the overflow of tourists in the area.

Viviana Chan
Viviana Chanhttps://agbrief.com/
Viviana Chan is an editor, interpreter, and journalist. With over a decade of experience, she writes in English, Chinese, and Portuguese. Viviana started her career in Macau-based newspapers, where she became passionate about the region's social, financial, and cultural development. Her writing focuses on the economy, emerging industries, gaming development, political affairs, and cross cultural-exchange in the business and cultural domains. She is avid for news and eager to discover and cover stories that generate public relevance.

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