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Indonesia among Chinese tourists’ favorite destinations for Chinese New Year

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, January 24, 2019  /  11:04 am
Indonesia among Chinese tourists’ favorite destinations for Chinese New Year

Among the most popular destinations such as Thailand and Mauritius, Indonesia was chosen by tourists wishing to escape the winter cold and enjoy tropical weather. (Shutterstock/File)

Around 7 million Chinese tourists will travel abroad during the Chinese New Year holiday, according to a report from online travel agency Ctrip. The report revealed that people from 100 Chinese cities have booked trips to nearly 500 destinations in more than 90 countries and regions.  

As reported by Antara, among the most popular destinations such as Thailand and Mauritius, Indonesia was chosen by tourists wishing to escape the winter cold and enjoy tropical weather.

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Indonesia received 2.7 million Chinese tourists in 2018, while this year, the Tourism Ministry has set a target to attract 3.5 million. The country remains an attractive destination for Chinese tourists, who in 2017 made up the largest group of foreign tourists (1.97 million) to visit Indonesia.

During their visit, most Chinese tourists enjoy going to beaches, visiting museums and seeing cultural events. (wng)