Tourism market to get holiday boost

Tourists visit Xiaoqikong scenic spot in Libo county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, April 15, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

China’s tourism market is expected to see a very strong recovery during the upcoming May Day holiday after being hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said.

This year’s May Day vacation lasts longer than usual, extending from the conventional three days to five days, from May 1 to May 5.

People’s growing demand for travel even caused ticket reservation platforms-both the official one and those supported by online travel agencies-to break down for a short period when train tickets for April 30, a day before the start of the May Day holiday, started to sell at noon…

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