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    Dragon Boat Festival’s booking data shows steady domestic recovery in China: Trip.com

    The post Dragon Boat Festival’s booking data shows steady domestic recovery in China: Trip.com appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Trip.com Group has released its 2021 Dragon Boat festival data highlights, which reveal a continuing stable recovery of China’s domestic travel market over the recent three-day national holiday. More than half of tourists chose short haul trips over the Dragon Boat Festival. The average train time was 2 hours and 13 minutes and an average distance travelled of 338 kilometers. Over 80% of high-speed railway trips were made by users aged between 18-35 years old. Data shows that travel peaked on the first day of the holiday,…

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    Rural domestic trips drives travel recovery

    The post Rural domestic trips drives travel recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Hipcamp, dubbed as the ‘Airbnb of the outdoors’, recently closed USD 57 million for its Series C funding and raising its valuation to USD300 million, which is more than double its value in 2019. This signals a shift in how we travel. Domestic trips in rural locations are driving leisure demand recovery, according to GlobalData. Ralph Hollister, travel and tourism analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Many leisure travellers holidayed domestically instead of internationally in 2020. The fact that 11% more consumers stated they would travel less internationally post-COVID-19 (39%) than would travel less domestically…

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    World’s Coolest Winter! How UAE’s domestic tourism campaign creates USD 272 million revenue in a month

    The post World’s Coolest Winter! How UAE’s domestic tourism campaign creates USD 272 million revenue in a month appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UAE’s inaugural domestic tourism campaign, World’s Coolest Winter, attracted 950,000 tourists from across the country, reportedly driving AED 1 billion (USD 272.2 million) of revenue into the hospitality sector within one month, said a report. The 45-day campaign was launched on December 12, 2020 and concluded on January 25, 2021, as part of the new UAE Strategy for Domestic Tourism, to encourage residents and citizens to explore the country’s hidden gems and promoted the features that distinguish each of the seven emirates,…

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    APAC travellers look at new domestic destinations to celebrate year of the Ox

    The post APAC travellers look at new domestic destinations to celebrate year of the Ox appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Traditionally one of the biggest annual travel periods for Asia Pacific travellers, this Lunar New Year Agoda reveals changing travel patterns emerging post-COVID. This year travellers are discovering off the beaten track destinations as well as revisiting traditional tourist hotspots. Family or group travel is the most popular traveller type and some travellers are pampering themselves and indulging in more high-end stays. There is also an upward trend in the search and bookings for Agoda Homes – non-hotel accommodation that offer more ‘home comfort’ facilities including…

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    Laguna Phuket’s new festival to boost domestic tourism over Songkran

    The post Laguna Phuket’s new festival to boost domestic tourism over Songkran appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Laguna Phuket, Thailand’s favourite vacation destination, has announced dates for a new series of events, dubbed the Laguna Phuket Revive 555 Festival. Starting from 31 March 2021, the integrated destination will host a series of exciting sports, music, cultural and community events over three weekends, including the Thai New Year ‘Songkran’ holiday period. The 19 day Revive 555 Festival will start with the Laguna Phuket Thailand Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Championship 2021 hosted at Xana Beach Club, from 31 March to 4 April 2021.  On the weekend of 3 to 4 April, Laguna Grove will host…