"Avengers: Endgame" craze leads to surging Chinese visits to filming locations

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-03 14:21:02|Editor: mingmei
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BEIJING, May 3 (Xinhua) -- The popularity of the Disney and Marvel's movie "Avengers: Endgame" in China has led to surging Chinese visits to places where the blockbuster series was shot, according to the country's largest online travel agency.

Searches and orders for travel services related with the movie series posted robust growth, data from Ctrip showed.

Orders for trips to Edinburgh, one major filming location for the hit movie, surged about 111 percent year on year during the Labor Day holiday.

Online orders for trips to Atlanta, New York, Kathmandu and Johannesburg, also destinations related with the Marvel movie, increased 103 percent, 98 percent, 66 percent and 52 percent year on year respectively.

Tourists from Beijing and Shanghai are more enthusiastic about the "Avengers" series than their peers in other Chinese cities, Ctrip data showed.

"Avengers: Endgame" continued to top Chinese mainland daily box offices Thursday, raking in over three billion yuan (445.5 million U.S. dollars) so far and becoming the top-grossing imported film on the Chinese mainland, industrial data showed.