This year's holiday prices around Christmas and New Year's Day have soared. The Christmas prices of some hotels in Hong Kong have even doubled from the usual days. However, there are still some smart tourists who can enjoy the benefits of saving money by traveling freely and avoiding popular route attractions.
"I wanted to use the Christmas holiday and a few girlfriends to go shopping in Hong Kong, but I found out the price of the ticket and the hotel. It is not a little bit higher than usual!" Seeing the holidays at the end of the year, there are many holiday trips recently. The planned white-collar workers have experienced the â€œprice hike crisisâ€ of travel.
The reporter recently learned that the price of travel around Christmas and New Year's Day has soared across the board. The Christmas prices of some hotels in Hong Kong have even doubled from the usual days. However, there are still some smart tourists who can enjoy the benefits of saving money by traveling freely and avoiding popular route attractions.
Short-term "follow the group" free to save thousands of dollars
The hottest route for Christmas this year is still Hong Kong. The reporter learned from the Shanghai Travel Agency that the price of air tickets to and from Hong Kong this Christmas has risen slightly, but the hotel price has soared. â€œThe price of hotel bookings for the team has generally increased by 40% to 50%, and the price of free-running hotels has doubled. The room of more than 1,000 rooms has now risen to more than 2,000 yuan.â€ Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Youth Travel Outbound Tourism Center Sang Shuang said that in this way, the travel agency offer will inevitably rise.
However, in the face of price increases, some savvy tourists have already responded. â€œNow some travel agencies have launched 'team free travel', and guests who sign up for the product can count into the team's quota, and enjoy the airfare and hotel team price concessions while traveling freely.â€ Jerry, a travel expert, shared his money-saving skills. .
According to industry insiders, some travel agencies will launch similar shopping-oriented short-term travel products during the peak season. Travel agencies will divide them during operation. "For example, a team consists of 30 people, of which 10 may be reserved for free travel. The guest. After comparing the price, the reporter found that only one ticket, the peak season team price and the self-booking price are different by at least 1,000 yuan. The team price of the same type of hotel is also one or two percent lower than the bulk price.
Tourists "detour" to go shopping
In addition to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, the United States and other shopping destinations have also seen a large increase in the price of this year's Christmas. To this end, many travel experts have reduced costs through â€œdetoursâ€.
â€œAfter the price increase at the end of the Hong Kong tour, many people who will play will start to try different routes. For example, if you fly directly from Shanghai to Shenzhen and then take the bus to Hong Kong, or take the train directly from Shanghai to Kowloon, this is more than a thousand yuan in direct flights to Hong Kong. "Sang Shuang said.
In addition, countries such as Singapore and the United States are also keen on shopping. â€œCurrently, the one-way ticket from Hangzhou to Singapore is only 600 yuan. Even if you calculate the toll from Shanghai to Hangzhou, it is still very cost-effective to take this route. Moreover, the discounts in Singapore are not small. The high-end brands like GAP are even only in Singapore. Available for sale." Real travel network travel experts said. â€œGuatemala is one of asia Pacificâ€™s largest duty-free shopping malls. Many brands sell at a lower price than Hong Kong. For example, TIFFANYâ€™s local price is about four or five hundred yuan cheaper than Hong Kong.â€ Caesar Tourism The relevant person in charge also said.
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