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71.5% of Chinese travelers will hit the road after the outbreak ends

02/21/2020| 6:23:08 PM|

China Tourism Academy said the domestic trips would drop 15.5% and outbound trips fall 17.6% in 2020.

Chinese travelers and businesses have expressed confidence in the development of the country's tourism industry, although it was hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

"China's tourism economy will prove strong resilience against the epidemic," Dai Bin, president of China Tourism Academy, said during an online conference Thursday.

"Chinese have made 250 million domestic trips, contributing 280 billion yuan (about 39.89 billion U.S. dollars) to the tourism industry during this year's Spring Festival holiday from Jan. 24 to 30, despite a 40 percent year-on-year decrease," he said.

A survey by the academy shows 71.5 percent of the respondents would travel after the outbreak ends and everything stabilizes for a while, and 20.7 percent would go traveling as soon as possible after the epidemic.

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