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Chilly weather heats up hot-spring tours

WITH the weather suddenly growing cold, short-term tours to hot springs are hot.

Tour market insiders are reminding people to book ahead of time if they want to enjoy hot springs in surrounding provinces.

Hotels and traffic will be rather tight from now on.

"Because of the chilly weather, the hot-spring tour peak comes earlier this year," said Tang Xiaofeng, supervisor of's holiday business department.

China's major online travel service company said hot-spring package bookings this month are up about 80 percent compared to the same period last year.

About 60 percent of short-term travelers are choosing destinations where hot springs are available. Two-day trips are the most popular.

The Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Center said last week their one-day trip to Zhuhai hot spring near Tianmu Lake in Zhejiang Province, at 498 yuan (US$43), was solidly booked.

Officials said the Zhuhai hot spring is a new site for Shanghai tourists, and should become increasingly popular.

"At present, our products on hot springs have not been fully opened this year," said Shen Li, a center official. "According to the market's response, more such packages will be available soon."

Tangshan in Jiangsu Province and Wuyi in Zhejiang Province are the most popular destinations, and travelers should book the packages a week ahead of time, tourism officials said.


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