Big Data Tells Tourism Trends this Golden Week

Big data suggests that 108 million travelers will be traveling on Chinese railway networks this Golden Week holiday, and 15 million passengers via air.

Some intriguing evolutions:

  • Although the number of air travels have grown from its 2019 level, price per ticket has dropped about 5%, indicating heavy discounting.

  • Tourists are traveling inland. On Weibo yesterday, it shows real time 5-star hotel rates in Changsha (Hunan province) ranging between $500-600/night.

Any questions and insights for one another, on Chinese consumption, tourism, COVID-19 recovery are all greatly welcome in this weekend thread.

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