At the recent Gulf & Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit during a session on Chinese travel trends, Carmen Hui, global commercial director of owner partnerships, Booking.com, said Chinese consumers plan their trips differently.

“China has two longer holidays that last a week and a few shorter ones that last three days, and if you do not know this diary you will miss that opportunity,” Hui said. “And understand the (Chinese travelers’) pre-planning calendar or you might as well not have a China policy.”