Increasing numbers of Chinese tourists are looking for adventure. Photo: ChattanoogaDive

Skydiving, paragliding, abseiling – Chinese adventure tourists doing extreme sports in ever greater numbers

  • Thrill-seeking Chinese travellers head to countries such as New Zealand and the United States, and off the beaten track, for a taste of adventure
  • Places such as Alaska, the Balkans, Africa and Nepal have seen a surge in Chinese visitors looking to get out of their comfort zones and find authenticity
Topic |   Chinese tourists

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Increasing numbers of Chinese tourists are looking for adventure. Photo: ChattanoogaDive
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More than 8,100 from China visited Antarctica during the 2018-2019 summer season between October and March. Photo: Pavel Toropov

Chinese tourists’ Antarctica tour problems highlight market warming to off-the-beaten-path travel

  • Some 120 wealthy Chinese tourists have had their Antarctica expeditions put on ice after a Canadian tour company said it was facing financial difficulties
  • A significant number of rich Chinese are opting for more off-the-beaten-path travel experiences like the polar regions, Mount Everest and the Amazon rainforest
Topic |   Antarctica

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More than 8,100 from China visited Antarctica during the 2018-2019 summer season between October and March. Photo: Pavel Toropov
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