More People Choosing Overseas Destinations for Their Holidays
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled More People Choosing Overseas Destinations for Their Holidays based on the statistics provided in the chart below. Please give a brief description of the chart first and then make comments on it. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
More People Choosing Overseas Destinations for Their Holidays From the chart given above, we can observe that the number of people traveling abroad experienced some changes during the past several years. From 1993 to 2003, the number of Chinese people choosing overseas destinations for their holidays increased rapidly from less than 5 million to 20 million, and then to 70 million in 2011.
What exactly contribute to this phenomenon? Reasons can be listed as follows: for one thing, the authorities have issued some preferential policies to promote the development of the overseas tourism industry, which encourages a sudden emergence of travel agencies that can provide customers with convenient overseas tourism services. For another, with the improvement of financial status and purchasing power, a considerable number of Chinese people can afford the once-deemed-expensive traveling expenses.