The move is a minor but positive signal for China to gradually restart its travel business.
McKinsey projects that the majority of the Chinese travelers will not go on trips until the National Holiday in late September and early October.
Enhanced health and safety measures will be taken to protect guests after more than three months of closure.
With the support of local government, they are making joint efforts with suppliers to survive.
China saw a declined growth rate of 5.9% in business travel last year; 74.29% of the Chinese hotels and inns have ceased operation due to COVID-19.
This investment also marks JD.com’s foray into the tourism industry, which is being hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Guido Brettschneider believes that people in China and around the world will never stop dreaming and will want to travel again soon.
Travel searches have continued to climb for the International Labor Day holiday; Research estimates the COVID-19 will dent China's total tourism income by more than 30% this year.
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