China’s domestic traffic was down just 1.4% in October compared to October a year ago.
Tourism spending has got a leg up since a new duty-free spending cap of RMB 100,000 (USD 15,186) for travelers took effect in July, up from RMB 30,000 earlier.
An influx of Chinese travelers is expected at Narita Airport near Tokyo. About 20 flights to and from Chinese cities are operated weekly.
Known for his balanced perspective, Booking Holdings’ CEO Glenn Fogel believes that one shouldn’t expect immediate rebound despite emerging developments around vaccines.
Hilton’s research reaffirms Chinese demand and enthusiasm for travel, indicating the growing optimism for the domestic travel market.
Globally, Emirates Airline has a strong lead over other airlines with a Safe Travel Score of 4.4 out of 5.0.
International tourist arrivals in the APAC region declined by more than 75% in the first eight months of 2020.
Separately, Hong Kong officials are still in the midst of talks with their Guangdong counterparts over a delayed plan to reopen borders with the mainland.
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