Chinese self-driving tour market continues to grow
Report shows per capita distance was 464 kilometers and that the short and medium distance leisure tour is the mainstream choice
An estimated 3.1 billion Chinese took a road trip in 2017, an increase of 17.4% from a year earlier, accounting for 62% of the total number of domestic tourists, according to a report published by Tuniu, a Chinese online travel agency, The Paper reported.
The report shows that the per capita distance of the self-driving tour was 464 kilometers and that the 2-3 day, short and medium distance leisure tour is the mainstream choice.
Meanwhile, 90% chose to travel around cities, compared to the 6% who chose domestic long-distance road trips. Also, only 2% went overseas for self-driving tours.
The report also says that the growing self-driving tour market in China can also be seen from the growing market size of the rental car industry. In 2017, the scale reached 65.5 billion yuan (US$9.64 billion).