The May Day holidays opened on an upbeat note, with flight and hotel bookings hitting record highs on Saturday, as “revenge” travel and consumption is now all the rage over the five-day holiday, the first long break Chinese people could enjoy taking trips this year after the stay-put-advocated Spring Festival.
Bookings for flights taking off Saturday, the first day of the May Day holidays, hit a record high, per data provided by Chinese online travel agency platform Qunar to Global Times on Sunday.
The figure suggests a rise of about 20 percent over the bookings for the first day of May Day holidays in 2019.
Passenger trips via railways, roads, waterways and air hit 58.27 million on the first day of the May Day holidays, up 119.2 percent year-on-year, with railways handling 18.83 million passenger trips and air passengers trips totaling 1.87 million, showed data from the Ministry of Transport.
Meanwhile, bookings for hotels that were checked into Saturday also…