Chinese tourists take photos in front of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters

Japan, Thailand and Singapore benefit as Chinese tourists skip Hong Kong over golden week

  • The likes of Saudi Arabia also saw an upswing in travellers from the mainland after the release of its new visa programme
  • But fewer Chinese tourists went abroad this year, with a 15 per cent drop from 2018 attributed to more opting to visit local historical sites
Topic |   Golden Week

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Chinese tourists take photos in front of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters
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Crystal Tai

Crystal Tai

Crystal covers business trends and cultural criticism, with a special focus on Northeast Asia, for the Asia desk. Before joining the SCMP, she contributed to Quartz, i-D Magazine, Monocle, Wallpaper, Lonely Planet and other publications. Her broadcast commentary has been featured on BBC Radio, CGTN and other media.