Yalago reveals Dubai, Riviera Maya, and Bali trending with Chinese travellers in 2024

Whilst exhibiting at ITB China Shanghai, Yalago – revealed the latest hotel booking trends and the top destinations with Chinese travellers in 2024. In order of popularity, the choices are Dubai (UAE), Riviera Maya (Mexico), Bali (Indonesia), Singapore (Singapore), and Abu Dhabi (UAE). Yalago is recording the UAE as the most popular country for international hotel bookings from China in 2024 so far, with a 11% growth in booking value this year compared to January – May 2023. With 54% of global bookings from Chinese travellers for five-star hotels, its travel experts attribute this growth to the UAE’s access to luxury properties across a variety of landscapes, close to world-class attractions.

Astrid Kastberg, General Manager at Yalago, commented: “China represents one of our fastest-growing source markets for international travel. With the luxury segment prominent, we are finding Chinese travellers booking a more extensive range of five-star hotels, including across the UAE’s cityscapes, islands, and beaches. Through our industry experience and global partnerships, we aim to support worldwide travel companies in offering significant savings to customers, with expertise in destinations including the UAE, and Indian Ocean. We are excited to improve the booking process to the Maldives, as we aim to promote this destination for a standalone stay, or as part of a wider trip.”

As luxury beach breaks emerge as on trend, Yalago is launching a new system function to improve the booking process for Chinese travellers seeking to experience the islands of the Maldives in 2024. Yalago’s trade partners can now book a travellers’ hotel stay inclusive of its leading rates, alongside the domestic transfers by seaplane or speedboat required for onward travel, all in one sitting. One of the world’s most renowned locations for a tropical island stay, the Maldives is also popular for a multi-destination trip alongside the UAE, with an accessible four-hour flight time.

With a view to further grow its global footprint in 2024, Yalago is expanding its established team in the Chinese market, to increase direct contracting volumes. Already connected to prominent travel platforms across the country, Yalago aims to expand this further, maintaining a focus on quality product.

Yalago’s team is showcasing its growing, global hotel portfolio for leisure travellers to the travel industry at ITB China 2024 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, between 27th – 29th May 2024.

To find out more, access www.yalago.com, email sales.support@yalago.com, connect on LinkedIn, or visit the Yalago team at ITB China 2024, at stand number K27.