China Golden Week holiday sees millions of tourists, boon to economy

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Published 7:02 a.m. ET Oct. 9, 2020 | Updated 8:49 a.m. ET Oct. 9, 2020

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HONG KONG (AP) — Some 637 million Chinese traveled inside their country during the recent eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending tens of billions of dollars at a time

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Travel Begins to Bounce Back in China During Golden Week Holiday

Some 637 million residents of China traveled inside their country during the recent eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending tens of billions of dollars at a time when officials hope to get consumers to spend more and perk up the economy.

More than 45 percent of China’s 1.4 billion people traveled during

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425 million people in China travelling domestically this 2020 Golden Week holiday – Mothership.SG

Some 425 million people in China are taking a vacation as the world continues convulsing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barely nine months of border closures and restricted movement later, the coronavirus has largely been brought under control in China, Bloomberg reported.

In response to stamping out Covid-19, the Golden Week holiday is seeing massive numbers of people going about their lives en masse once again, as the

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Luxury spending explodes during holiday period in China

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Chinese consumers’ spending on luxury goods exploded during the eight-day-long National Day Holiday and Mid-Autumn Festival period, proving the country’s strong consumption capacity and market is strongly rebounding after the country has successfully contained the COVID-19 epidemic.

An industry expert predicted that China’s luxury sales could surge by 10-20 percent this year, and could remain in double-digit yearly growth for years. 

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China promotes ‘revenge travel’ to boost economy after Covid lockdowns

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Millions of Chinese people are travelling across the country in a bout of “revenge tourism” after almost a year of quarantines, lockdowns and restrictions on their movement.



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China’s ministry of culture and tourism expects around 550 million residents will

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Mike Pompeo wearing a suit and tie: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as Luigi di Maio, Italy’s foreign minister, speaks at a press conference after their meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg


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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as Luigi di Maio, Italy’s foreign minister, speaks at a press conference after their meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China estimated that 13 million railway passenger trips were made on Thursday at the start of the Golden Week holiday, the highest for a single day since the coronavirus outbreak began in February, according to state media.

Although this figure signals pent-up demand for travel now that the virus situation within China is largely under control, it is still lower

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China encouraging ‘revenge travel’ following coronavirus lockdowns to help economy

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Chinese officials are reportedly encouraging citizens to get out and adventure in a “revenge travel” pitch to revive tourism and boost the economy, following months of lockdowns and restrictions in the fight against COVID-19.

Starting Thursday, about 550 million people are expected to travel for China’s National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival – and keep moving through the eight-day Golden Week, The Guardian reports.

Passengers wait for their trains at Hankou Railway Station one day before the eight-day National Day holiday on September 30 in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. (Hu Jinli/VCG via Getty Images)

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If the coronavirus pandemic had not happened, Shengwei Ye would be spending this month’s “Golden Week” holiday in Australia.

Mr Ye said the relaxing lifestyle in Cairns, the amazing coastal scenery

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BEIJING/MILAN (Reuters) – On the southern Chinese island of Hainan, a duty-free shopping paradise, mainland tourists keen to splurge will often patiently line up for an hour or more to enter a Gucci, Tiffany or other luxury brand store.

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