China: Booming travel demand for May Day holidays

Industry insiders expect an explosive market response in the tourism sector to inject more momentum into domestic consumption

Apr 25, 2023

As of April 20, searches for domestic flights on Chinese online travel service had risen more than 290 percent year-on-year, while recovering to 110 percent of the same period in 2019.

Key takeaways

  • Searches for hotels increased more than nine times year-on-year and nearly doubled compared with 2019;
  • More than 80 percent of surveyed netizens plan to travel during the holidays, compared with just 38.1 percent last year;
  • Industry insiders said that short- or medium-distance family trips will be the major pattern for the May Day holidays.

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