200 million trips expected during China’s Labour Day holiday

Chinese tourists are preparing to travel ahead of the Labour Day national holiday on May 1. Around 200 million people have planned domestic trips, according to bookings on travel platform Ctrip. This is higher than in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlights how China’s domestic tourism industry is recovering.

Air tickets23%
Tickets for attractions114%
Car rentals126%
Increase in bookings for labour day compared to 2019 according to Ctrip (As of April 14)

So far, the top ten travel destinations for Labour Day holiday are: Shanghai, Beijing, Sanya, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’an, Xiamen, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen.

According to Airbnb, searches for accommodation in popular holiday destinations are more than 10 times higher than last year.

According to Wu Shijie, deputy director of the Aviation Safety Office of the Civil Aviation Administration, the number of domestic air trips reached 47.68 million in March. This exceeds the level of the same period in 2019.

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