400% boom of Chinese travel programs that include northern light

Ctrip reports 400 percent in-destination growth in Canada and Scandinavia, and 200 percent growth in Alaska during Christmas.

A growing number of Chinese travelers vying to experience the northern lights are according to Ctrip venturing to increasingly ‘far-flung’ destinations this year. Top five trending Christmas destinations for Chinese travelers for 2018 include Finland as #1, with Norway on #3 and Iceland on #5.

Ctrip ranks chasing the northern lights and skiing as the top activities this year and cites a 400 percent boom of itineraries that include northern lights this year. The growing popularity of skiing as a travel activity among Chinese consumers is also in part attributed to the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Thanks to the forthcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea has also thrust skiing back into the spotlight.

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