- CNTV English - CCTV News

Irked tourists skip Japan

09-26-2010 08:56 BJT

The recent tension between China and Japan in the wake of the latter's detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain has prompted some travelers to change their travel plans.

"Around 10 customers are considering canceling their trips to Japan next month," a travel agent surnamed Wang at China M&R Tours told the Global Times.

"We'll possibly call off some group trips if we fail to gather enough tourists," he said. "We've already cut the original offer by 300 yuan ($44.76) trying to lure more customers."

The price for a six-day trip in October was approximately 5,000 to 6,000 yuan ($746 to 895.20). In order for a trip to be acceptably profitable, one group must include at least 20 tourists, according to Wang.

Last Saturday, around 50 people held a peaceful protest outside the Japanese embassy in the capital, calling on Japan to "get out of the Diaoyu Islands". Friday, Japan announced that the captain would be released, though it was not specified when.

"I won't go to Japan for tourism because they treat our people badly," said Cui Zhijie, a real estate company worker.

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program