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Camping holidays in demand after pandemic

Zhu Shenshen
Shanghai-based agency notes rising demand for camping, luxury hotels and study tours as the tourism industry begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. 
Zhu Shenshen

Camping, luxury hotels and study tours are the new trends in tourism as Chinese tourism recovers after the pandemic, China’s biggest online tourism platform Trip.com said.

The Shanghai-based company, formerly known as Ctrip, launched several campaigns during Quality Life Week, a city-level event aimed at boosting consumption and the economy.

In May, camping and related outdoors orders jumped “several times” on Trip.com compared with March and April. The company said it has developed over 100 routes suitable for camping and offers free products to protect customers’ health.

In Shanghai, routes include the city’s suburbs and sites in Anji and Tianmu Lake.

Meanwhile, study tours and child-related products will become major attractions in the summer vacation, said Zhang Jie, general manager of Trip.com’s study tour business. 

For example, Trip sold more than 15,000 Shanghai Disneyland tickets during a recent livestream event.  

Luxury hotels, amusement parks and car rental have also seen a rebound, with hotels in Sheshan and Chongming, and tickets to sea parks particularly favored. 

During Quality Life Week, Trip.com launched a Super Wednesday event to offer discounts every Wednesday to people arranging weekend trips. 

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