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30% price hikes expected for domestic tours
14/9/2006 17:28

Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news

Domestic tours will see price increases of 30 percent on average for the upcoming weeklong National Day holiday starting from October 1, with a maximum rise of 50 percent, today's Laodong Daily reported.
Airfare hikes are cited as the main reason for the price increases, especially for such popular tours of Yunan, Jiuzhaigou and Hainan. The price of a six-day tour to Yunnan has increased from 2,800 to 4,000 yuan (US$352 to 503) for the holiday and a seven-day tour to Jiuzhaigou from 2,800 to 3,900 yuan.
Hotel price increases are also a reason, with raised rates of around 500 yuan per night in Hainan.
From tomorrow, residents can start to book from 122 travel itineraries at the Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Center, with 60 two-day, 15 three-day and two four-day itineraries, which account for 63.1 percent of the total. Eight new itineraries have been added for the holiday.