An aerial photograph of Gubay Watertown, famous for rural tourism, in Miyun District, Beijing. HOU YU / CHINA NEWS SERVICE

More Chinese consumers will be intimate with nature in the spring and personally get to know the Qingming Festival (also known as Tomb Cleaning Day) on April 5th in the local city. I have chosen to spend time.

The number of hotel reservations made by consumers in their normal place of residence accounts for more than half of the total number of hotel reservations. According to online travel agency Qunar, cherry-blossom viewing trips, self-driving trips and camping are popular among young travelers on vacation.

This trend was facilitated by recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 in many cities and strict pandemic prevention and control measures.

During the Qingming Festival, some hotels and guesthouses in the suburbs doubled the number of reservations from the same period last year, and the average reservation price was half of the Chinese New Year period. This year, Qunar found it.

The scenic location with less crowds has attracted the attention of travelers. Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Region in Yunnan, Iri in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Nyingchi in Tibet Autonomous Region are popular with domestic travelers for long-distance travel.

“Since the outbreak of the pandemic, many have preferred to take vacations in the suburbs and rural areas, and such demand has spurred upgrades to facilities and services in many rural accommodations, some in downtown. It boasts better conditions than the hotel in. “Qunar staff Yang Guanghui said.

“This year, some luxury regional hotels have reduced prices by nearly 30% compared to the same period in early April over the past few years,” said Yang.

During the holidays, B & B demand remains in the courtyard and single-family home bookings remain strong. According to online homestay service provider Tujia, average booking prices for villas in the suburbs of Beijing rose 15% year-on-year as local travel demand from high-income people boosted the growth of luxury B & B accommodation.

As consumers diversify their demands and become more motivated to experience different things, hotels with distinctive features are becoming more popular. According to Suzhou-based online travel agency Tongcheng Travel, it includes pet-friendly hotels and hotels suitable for esports fans to watch the game.

Given that most consumers were born after 1995 or 2000, the company said esports hotels have become the most popular search keyword on the Tongcheng platform in Qingming Festival.

Airplane ticket prices have fallen to their lowest in three years as a pandemic prevented them from booking. For example, a one-way ticket from Beijing to Hangzhou, Zhejiang costs only about 200 yuan ($ 32) during the Qingming Festival.