Chinese people enjoyed eight days long holiday, from October 1st to 8th, as its National Day (国庆节) and Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) fall on the same week this year. WeChat issued a National Day big data report on October 8th, announcing that Hong Kong became the top destination for outbound Chinese tourists on National Day, our sister media TechNode China is reporting.

Not surprisingly, the largest number of Chinese outbound tourists were coming from first tier cities Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Second and third tier cities followed, including Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Chengdu. The fastest growing outbound travel city was Chongzuo City in Guangxi province, showing the outbound travel growth rate as high as 338%.

Most of the mainland’s outbound tourists chose the closer travel destinations like Southeast Asia, East Asia (South Korea and Japan), Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com