It’s quite the range of destinations, we know! All to be travelled one at a time, with some serious time on your hands to really soak in each culture’s offering. Here’s where chozun celebrated this week for #chozunaday, with a tip or two for each destination featured.
Where: Akaroa, New Zealand
What chozun celebrated: Waitangi Day
The whole of NZ celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, on this date in 1840.
Heading to Akaroa?
Other than the (sometimes obligatory home visit), family time and visiting the many aunts, uncles, family friends, cousins, neighbours, co-workers parents, neighbours parents, great aunts, uncles, grandparents and the sisters husbands cat, Chinese travellers will be moving all over the globe this Chinese New Year.
The largest migration of human beings in the world is underway. So, where are they headed this Chinese New Year and for the rest of 2017?
According to Ctrip, Thailand is most popular of the top 10 overseas destinations for Chinese tourists this time of the year, followed by Japan.
With Friday the 13th looming over superstitious minds, we’re inspired by the likes of our Chinese companions who aren’t as tied to the number being unlucky, along with people like Frano Selak who has cheated death seven times then won the Croatian lottery to look at the luck in this revolving universe. We’ve looked at some of the luckiest places to travel this Friday 13th, turning the superstitious tradition on it’s backside.
The Chinese travel market is exploding. As a startup it’s one of the most exciting spaces to be in. Independent travel now makes up over 70% of outbound travel from China and spending by Chinese travelers at destinations is up to $215B a year.
Despite the large number of technologies in China that allow easy booking of hotels and flights – there is still a lack of solutions to help Chinese travelers navigate their chosen destinations. Finding the local services & experience that truly elevate their trips with a special personal touch can be hard – that’s where we come in.
As chozun starts to reach new Chinese customers and serve them wherever they go, we are beginning to see some trends that will likely take flight in 2017. We’re sharing a few to watch out for. (more…)