82% more Chinese book trips to Scandinavian countries in 2018

Ctrip, a Shanghai-based online travel agency, said the number of Chinese tourists who booked trips to Scandinavian countries through Ctrip in 2018 soared by 82%. 

Chinese tourists mainly visited Scandinavia from May to September when the weather was warmer, said Shan Minmin, who is in charge of long-distance overseas trips in Ctrip. "Many of them also went there in winter to enjoy snow and skiing, and watch the aurora." 

According to Ctrip, Finland was the most visited by Chinese tourists in 2018. 

Sanna Karkkainen, managing director of Visit Rovaniemi, a northern Finnish region known for its Santa Claus Village, said the number of Chinese tourists to the region had risen significantly since 2015. 

Cultural and lifestyle experiences became more popular among Chinese tourists to Rovaniemi, Karkkainen said. 

As China gears up for the 2022 Winter Olympics, winter sports such as skating and skiing have become more popular among Chinese, providing huge potential for cooperation between the two countries.

Recently, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly kicked off a tourism campaign to offer more distinctive travel experiences to Chinese visitors. They have developed gourmet food and lifestyle trips with an aim to present tourist experiences that are not well-known to Chinese travelers. 

The information on this page may have been provided by a contributor to ChinaGoAbroad, and ChinaGoAbroad makes no guarantees about the accuracy of any content. All content shall be used for informational purposes only. Contributors must obtain all necessary licenses and/or ownership rights from the relevant content owner(s) before submitting such content (including texts, pictures, photos and diagrams) to ChinaGoAbroad for publication. ChinaGoAbroad disclaims all liability arising from the publication of any content/information (such as texts, pictures, photos and diagrams that infringe on any copyright) received from contributors. Links may direct to third party sites out of the control of ChinaGoAbroad, and such links shall not be considered an endorsement by ChinaGoAbroad of any information contained on such third party sites. Please refer to our Disclaimer for more details.