Wuxi Being One of Top Ten Destinations for 2+2 Families

In accordance with the consumption reports on parents-children tours issued on each tourist website on June 1st, post-80s parents are the main forces in fueling the parents-children tour market. With the implementation of two-child policy, the pattern of family tour is also changing. Children’s Day or summer vacations are the hot periods for family trips with the orders taking over 40% of the whole. Different from package tours favored before, Do-It-Yourself tours have become the main part, and customized ones have caught more attention.

In the new-coming Two-child age, family trips go into “2+2” pattern. Tuniu monitoring data shows that in the last year, families in 2+2 trips mostly come from Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Tianjin and Wuxi.

Ctrip says that the most usual pattern is a family of 3 which accounts for over 50% of the entire orders, and a family of 4 pattern grows enormously to 14% this year, and near 70% of mothers like going out with other moms for it will be a good opportunity for children to play with each other and them to relax as well.

Due to piles of necessities, easy tour in the nearby is welcomed by 2-child families, such as amusement parks or scenic spots in or near the city.

Cruise trip offering one-stop catering, accommodation, tour, shopping and amusement, is more and more popular among families with kids, especially those in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Ningbo and Chengdu. 5 or 6-day short distance routes (Shanghai - Kumamoto - Nagasaki - Shanghai, or Shanghai - Okinawa - Shanghai) are the bestsellers, while hot long-distance ones are “Marseilles - Nice - La Spezia - Civitavecchia - Naples”, “Singapore - Penang - Phuket Island - Singapore” and “Genoa - Civitavecchia - Palermo - Cagliari - Majorca - Valencia - Marseilles - Genoa”.