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Hotels.com reveals the hottest destinations searched for the upcoming long holiday

September 24, 2015 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Golden Week is approaching, and with it comes the hottest travel seasons for mainland Chinese travellers. Hotels.com™ has compiled a list of the latest search rates on the Hotels.com website for the hottest destinations of Chinese travellers.

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Hong Kong remains the most favourite destination for Chinese travellers

Figure 1: Search rate between 1 Jan – 7 Sep 2015 (for stays 1-7 Oct) as compared to 1 Jan – 7 Sep 2014 and the average hotel price paid by Chinese travellers per night in H1 2015 compared to H1 2014 for their most popular destinations

Despite the growth of visitors to Hong Kong from mainland China slowing down in recent months[1] , Hong Kong remains the top of the list with an increase of almost 50 per cent year-over-year in search rate for the upcoming long holiday travel period. The third most popular destination, Tokyo, also saw an over 60 per cent increase in search rate for this travel period. All three destinations, according to the Hotel Price Index™(HPI™),  recorded a decrease in hotel price paid* per night by Chinese travellers in the first half of 2015, which also serves as a favourable factor that attracts the more budget-conscious Chinese travellers amid the economic instability.

Extended holidays for Hong Kong travellers

  City Country Search rate Increase Avg. Hotel Price Paid Per Night in H12015 (% variation with HK2014)
1 Hong Kong Hong Kong 75% HK$ 882 (-21%)
2 Taipei Taiwan 60% HK$ 790 (-11%)
3 Tokyo Japan 84% HK$ 1,023 (-13%)
4 Osaka Japan 73% HK$ 988 (10%)
5 Macau Macau 88% HK$ 1,296 (-13%)
6 Bangkok Thailand 67% HK$ 817 (13%)
7 Seoul South Korea 42% HK$ 780 (-16%)
8 Okinawa Japan 84% HK$ 746 (-5%)
9 Singapore Singapore 66% HK$ 1,275 (-11%)
10 Kyoto Japan 73% HK$ 942 (-2%)

Figure 2: Search rate between 1 Jan – 7 Sep 2015  (for stays 26 Sept to 4 Oct)  as compared to 1 Jan – 7 Sep 2014 and average hotel price paid per night by travellers in H1 2015 in Hong Kong travellers’ most popular destinations 

Two separate general holidays do not often happen on the same week for Hongkongers, and when it happens, a lot of Hongkongers prefer to make full use of the break by traveling. For this upcoming long holiday, however, data from Hotels.com reveals that many Hongkongers also consider staycation a very attractive option. Hong Kong is the highest ranked destinations on the list of most popular destinations for Hongkongers, and searches by locals on the availability of Hong Kong hotel rooms for the upcoming holiday period have skyrocketed (up by 75 per cent) as compared to the same period in 2014.

Other usual Hongkonger favourites such as Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok and Seoul have all seen a huge increase in search rate this period.

According to the HPI, eight out of 10 destinations on the top search travel destinations list saw a decrease in prices paid per night by Hong Kong travellers in the first half of 2015. Hong Kong takes the lead as the city with the largest percentage drop (down 21 per cent) in the analysed period. If the prices paid per night by Hongkongers in local hotels continue to slip, spending day-offs for a staycation in this dynamic city may become an even more popular option in the years to come.

Please find below a list of hotel recommendations presented to you by Hotels.com for your amazing staycation in Hong Kong. For more hotels information, please visit Hotels.com.

Hotel Panorama By Rhombus – Genuine Guest Review 4.0/5

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With its distinctive triangular architecture, Hotel Panorama by Rhombus is the tallest deluxe business hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui which can enjoy spectacular firework display with friends and family at the hotel on this National Day.

Rooms start at HK$1,500# per room per night (original: HK$2,050).

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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – Genuine Guest Review 4.8/5

The spacious rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the famous Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. With a collection of award-winning restaurants and bars, and five-star hotel facilities make Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong the recognised home away from home for discerning leisure and business travellers alike.

Rooms start at HK$3,950# per room per night (original: HK$5,701).

#Terms and conditions apply. All prices are correct as of 22 September, 2015 but are subject to change. Please see specific details for each hotel listed by clicking at the hotel of your interest, and search with your preferred dates for travel to see the discounted rates for your stay.

*Average prices paid per night as referenced in the Hotel Price Index include taxes and fees.

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