Chinese tourists are canceling trips to Japan en masse: the reason is given
Dozens of Chinese tourists have canceled their excursions to Japan after the Japanese government announced the release of nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Since Chinese companies no longer favor Japan as a recommended destination after this announcement, the latter's tourism industry is expected to suffer significantly, ECNS reports.
On August 10, China announced the third resumption of outbound group tours to 78 countries and regions, including Japan, which soon became one of the most popular destinations during the National Day holiday.
According to Ctrip's search data, the search volume for trips to Japan even surpassed Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Singapore, taking the top spot.
Recently, however, Japan has been removed as a recommended destination on various Chinese online travel platforms such as Ctrip, Tuniu, and Tongcheng Travel as concerns over nuclear contamination have increased dramatically.