UAE surpass 2019 in terms of inbound Chinese travellers

ForwardKeys in their latest report shared that the UAE, Hong Kong and Macao have already surpassed the travel levels seen in 2019. It further states that the current outlook for travel on this year’s peak travel time, which is 29th September, has already reached 84% of the pre-pandemic level. Another key trend and observation ForwardKeys shared is that 37% of travellers plan to stay in their destinations for 6-8 nights, representing a 3-percentage-point increase compared to 2019.

According to Nancy Dai, the China Market Analyst at ForwardKeys, “Chinese travellers tend to book more last minute. The air ticketing data also show that there has been an increase in bookings made by solo travellers and couples, something for tour operators, hoteliers, and retailers to keep in mind this Golden Week. For young travellers, personalized options that meet their needs are becoming even more popular.”