China bookings to return to pre-pandemic level by early 2024

The recovery is well on its way according to Agoda data, and is expected to close the gap by end of this year, beginning next year

Jun 16, 2023

Overseas travel bookings from mainland China are currently at just over half of pre-pandemic levels but are on course to return to the 2019 numbers by the end of this year or early 2024, the head of online travel agency Agoda said on Thursday.

A major beneficiary of that reopening was Thailand, one of Asia’s most popular travel spots. The top overseas destinations for Chinese tourists were Hong Kong, Bangkok and the Thai island of Phuket, Agoda data showed.

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