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China’s tourism market embraces robust recovery over May Day holiday

As COVID-19 has been successfully brought under control in China and the vaccination rate is rising steadily, the five-day May Day holiday has witnessed strong domestic demand for tourism.

Inter-provincial tours skyrocketing

Public anxiety over COVID-19 has been eased thanks to the clearance of at-risk areas across the country and the popularization of vaccines, and more Chinese tourists have chosen to go further beyond their cities and provinces.

A tourist from Shanghai surnamed Hu traveled to central China’s Changsha to attend a friend’s wedding, planning to explore the city afterward.

“Changsha has been so popular among tourists these years, and I’ve always wanted to have a look,” Hu said.

Per data provided by multiple online travel platforms, inter-provincial tours have become popular.

During the holiday, inter-provincial orders accounted for 77 percent of the total, according to Chinese homestay booking platform Xiaozhu.com.

Nearly 90 percent of car rental bookings for May Day travel…

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