Travelers fork out for entertainment, dining and hotels during vacation
Chinese consumers' spending patterns are changing and they are now more likely to splash out on entertainment, dining and accommodation during the seven-day National Day holiday.
This trend has emerged from the payment data of outbound travelers during the vacation.
Spending on dining and hotels rose by 52.2 percent year-on-year during the break from Oct 1 to Oct 7, while expenses for entertainment and leisure activities increased by 56.6 percent. Spending on shopping rose by 30 percent.
The data was provided by China UnionPay Co－a bank card association－and UnionPay International, China UnionPay's global business subsidiary.
Outbound Chinese travelers' spending increased by 9 percent year-on-year and the number of transactions rose by 36 percent.