Students Booked Tours to Spend Summer Vacation after Exams
As summer approaches local travel agencies are seeing more students booking domestic travels to spend their summer vacation after stressful exams and the end of the semester. A manager of a local travel agency said that they have received an increased number of inquiries and registrations from parents that promised their children tours as a reward for their hard work and from students that are organizing group tours.
But this year is different compared from previous years were short trips were popular, but this year most of them are asking on long distance trips. Graduating students preferred trips to resorts while some looked for cities with lots of prestigious universities. Another travel agency said that they have also seen a increase in the number of students that signed up for tours to countries such as Japan, Thailand and South Korea, while other planned trips to science resorts in Beijing and in eastern China. And because of these, prices of summer tours have increased than normal because of the demand along with airline raising their ticket prices as well.
Travel agencies are also offering discounts in effort to further attract tourists, while online travel agencies offered discount coupons or gift packages to parent with child registration for tours. Scenic spots and theme parks in Guangdong lowered ticket prices for senior and junior high school graduates.