• Zhang Jian

Insights Report – Post-Pandemic Chinese Travellers' Preference

Recently, Cirium released their latest Traveller Intelligence Report with a specific focus on Chinese travellers. Key findings include:

  • 96% of Chinese citizens are either likely to fly in the future (75%) or would consider it but are currently unsure (21%)

  • 81% intend to travel by air within the next 12 months.

  • Three-quarters (74%) of those intending to fly within the next 12months expected to book their ticket no more than two weeks from departure.

  • Leisure accounted for nearly three-quarters (73%) of proposed air travel.

  • 44% claimed that they would return to former levels of air travel, while one-fifth intended to fly more frequently, post-pandemic.


More insights from the report:


The safety record is the most important factor influencing the choice of airline, followed closely by price and brand reputation.






Close to 2/3rd of respondents(62%) said they would travel internationally within the next 1 year.





When asked their first choice of international destination, almost one-third (32%) selected South East Asia. Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and East Asia followed. The most popular international destinations outside of Asia were selected by a higher proportion of female respondents than males, while international destinations within Asia were more popular amongst the male respondents.


Singapore is rated as a top destination (#2) for the level of comfort as a potential destination, while unsurprisingly Macau (#1) & Hong Kong (#2) are other top destinations.



Travelling with close family (54%) or partner/spouse(56%) is more likely post-pandemic than before. A significantly higher proportion of 18-29 year-olds had grown more likely to travel with friends, compared to the rest of the sample (45% vs 22%). The same was true for female respondents as compared to male respondents (33% vs 24%).





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