Attractions in Singapore can easily accommodate 10,000 people a day, which means about 40 flights. But the two cities are starting with one to two flights a day so it’s not going to move the needle.
Hainan competing with Hong Kong as the Chinese shopping paradise.
It is the first time a Chinese goverment mouthpiece resumed promoting tourism in South Korea, following friction a few years ago over the deployment of the U.S. THAAD system.
The tourism recovery during the Qingming Festival holidays was unexpected, with the recovery level even surpassing that of 2019.
For the first time since borders closed in March 2020, the city will reopen to low-risk travelers from Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore who are not Hong Kong residents.
Asia remains the first-choice global region for outbound travel, followed by Europe, with North America in third place – despite the region’s poor image for safety.
China, Russia, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and the U.S. are likely to be the key origins for tourists to Phuket.
Visit Rovaniemi estimates that the lack of tourists from China in 2020 cost the local economy up to 50 to 70 million euros.
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