The coronavirus has thrown everyone’s plans into a confrontation, but the outbreak in China is under control, and people more ready for travel. Millions of travelers picked up heir bags and hit the street during the Dragon Boat Festival.
According to data from the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 48.8 million people traveled all over the country in the past three days, accounting for 50.9% of last year’s travelers.
Revenue from tourism stood at around 12.3 billion yuan, about 31.2% of last year during tourism recovery times.
The majority of travelers opted to drive to nearby towns, suburbs, and cultural destinations. As the mercury rises, parks, aquariums, zoos, old villages, and theme parks became a tourist magnet.
Because of its abundant natural and cultural attractions, the provinces of Hebei, Hainan, Sichuan, Anhui, Shanxi, and Jiangsu have drawn most traffic during the holiday thanks to the tourism recovery in the country. More than 46% of the recovered market was made up of them.
In the meantime, traveling in motorhomes during COVID 19 has gone up by 40 percent from last year, according to Chinese travel service provider Trip.com. Tendencies are pushing holidaymakers in Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Shanghai.
And in the framework of strict epidemic control and prevention, improper travel is restricted and careful planning is on the move.
Data from the Transport Ministry indicate that 78,9 million passenger journeys have taken place on trains, aircraft, and boats over the last three days. The country’s motorway has seen a flow of 92,7 million cars, although the percentage of the total tourists is not precise.
The shift in the behavior during tourism recovery
Chinese visitors, who now prefer to book before traveling between disease prevention efforts, also have a change in behavior. In the three-day holiday, short-term and high-end tours also became more popular with Chinese tourists.
Tourists had to book online tickets to help avoid crowds, and the number of visitors in most scenic spots had been held under 30% of each beautiful area’s maximum capacity.
According to data from the China Tourism Academy, about 20% of tourists shift their plans from overseas to domestic tourism, more than 30% shift from the long-distance to the short-term, and more than 50% expect to cut their travel budget.
Trip.com Group, one of China’s leading providers of tourism services partnered with Google in a joint report on travel trends, found that short distance travel desires are snowballing and that, besides health, versatility is the key to tourism recovery planning in the future.
The industry will revitalize travel with new safety standards, versatility assurances, and promotions with increasing pandemic control and the start of travel signs of regeneration in many couriers and regions.