The contribution of China's domestic tourism market to the national economy and employment will likely stay above 10%.
Domestic travel is a less viable alternative to international trips in smaller nations.
The metasearch platform recorded more domestic hotel bookings in September this year than it did last year.
Although the resumption will encourage more domestic and international cruise operators to apply to resume trips, the industry needs to move slowly and carefully as there is still a risk of infection.
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.
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