The sprawling city on the banks of the Yangtze River has shot to no.1 must-see destination in the country, up from eighth place last year.
Revitalizing tourism is not about returning to the past, but adapting to the future.
China and South Korea have asked Japan to join them in relaxing controls on business travel as virus cases tail off; United Airlines wants to resume passenger flights to China as soon as next month.
China has become the largest source of foreign tourists to Cambodia since 2017.
IHG starts flagship store on Trip.com Group; 70% of OYO hotels in China are now back to business.
Hotel occupancy in China reached over 40% during May 6-10 as business travel increased; Cathay Pacific flagged a “very bleak” outlook as coronavirus grounded planes globally.
Chinese tourists made up about 10% of foreign tourists in 2019, a fivefold increase from 2018 after the two countries reached an agreement on visa-free entry.
Chinese carriers are likely to see a full recovery by 2021; Beijing is mulling to cut red tape and fast-track cross-border checks with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and South Korea.
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