The Hainan lockdown has yet to be worked through by most Chinese carriers, but China Eastern are ahead of the game with a 6% cut week-on-week.
Newly appointed CEO Matt Goldberg says all segments "continued to see robust improvement due to the strong demand in leisure travel."
Financial services companies have the most to gain by upping the value proposition of their travel rewards programs.
Lodging gross bookings were up 8% versus the second quarter 2019.
In Greater China, RevPAR declined more than 50% compared to 2019 because of lockdowns in many major cities.
The company expects record current-quarter revenue showing confidence in the faster-than-expected recovery despite rising air fares and hotel tariffs.
Forward air bookings for travel in August through October are seeing stronger recovery.
The travel brands are still in the early days of testing and learning what resonates with travelers.
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