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60 percent of Chinese have summer travel plans: Report

( chinadaily.com.cn ) Updated: 2016-07-01 14:34:17

60 percent of Chinese have summer travel plans: Report

Family travel is a strong driver behind the summer travel peak. [Photo/IC]

Summer will see another travel peak for Chinese as students begin their summer vacation. Almost 60 percent of those polled said they had travel plans, according to a recent online survey conducted by ly.com, a major travel portal in China.

Family travel is a strong driver behind the summer travel peak.

About 40 percent of those surveyed are choosing July and August because the whole family can travel together when the children are off from school.

More than 40 percent of college students choose to travel in summer as they are on summer vacation.

Young and middle aged people showed much stronger interest in summer travel than other groups. Among those born after 1970 (aged 37-46) and 1960 (aged 47-56), 77.4 and 70 percent, respectively, said they would travel in summer.

The report also showed that more people would travel in July (49.9%) than in August (31.2%).

Among those who have travel plans, 29 percent said they travel abroad.

About 30 percent of those surveyed set their travel budget over 5,000 yuan ($752), and 17 percent had a budget of 2,001 to 3,000 yuan. More than 60 percent of those who would travel abroad.

The survey received a total of 1,604 effective questionnaires.

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