Travel Agencies Test the Water of “Winter Holiday Study Abroad Tour”

Studying abroad in summer or winter holiday has been a new trend in recent years because It can not only provide students a chance to practice their foreign language, but also can improve students’ self-care ability and social skills. In addition, as many parents and students see this kind of tour as “micro oversea study”, and they are eager to join in the trend, which has made study abroad tour more and more popular. Recently, study abroad tour begins to move from summer holiday to winter holiday, travel agencies are waiting for this chance to test the water of “winter holiday study abroad tour”.

It is learned that many products of winter holiday study abroad tour have been launched to the market since middle November. Reporter learned that considering of the short time and Chinese traditional Spring Festival, those students and parents who are willing to join this tour become sort of hesitant. Therefore, in order to dispel their concerns about the tour, some travel agencies have launched the product of “12 days studying in Australian historical city and elite school”. The tour will start from January 26, 2013 and finish on February 6. GZL International Travel Service told the reporter that compared with summer holiday study abroad tour, the winter holiday tour will be short but the value won’t be decreased. Except studying in Melbourne Wesley College, lodging in local families, joining extracurricular activities and exchanging minds with foreign students, the products will combine city tour and typical scenic spot sightseeing, and the total price has decreased nearly 10,000 yuan RMB. The economical and practical study tour has been widely welcomed by students and parents.