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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Millions in North and Midlands face travel bans and pub closures



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Boris Johnson’s plans to introduce tough new lockdown measures in England were going down to the wire on Saturday as discussions between No 10 and local leaders continued late into the evening.

Millions of people in the Midlands and the North are facing travel bans and the shutting of pubs, with local communities tasked with enforcing the Test and Trace programme.

People could

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China Mid-Autumn Festival: After Covid-19, hundreds of millions of people are about to go on vacation at the same time

Hong Kong (CNN) — China is on the move again. As October 1 arrives, hundreds of millions of people are expected to pack highways, trains and planes for the National Day holiday, one of the busiest times for travel in the world’s most populous country.

The eight-day Mid-Autumn Festival break is China’s first major holiday since it emerged from the coronavirus outbreak. While life has largely returned to normal in
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After Covid-19, hundreds of millions of people are about to go on vacation at the same time

China is on the move again. As October 1 arrives, hundreds of millions of people are expected to pack highways, trains and planes for the National Day holiday, one of the busiest times for travel in the world’s most populous country.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: QINGDAO, CHINA - OCTOBER 03: (CHINA OUT) The Zhan Qiao is crammed with tourists on the third day of the National Day holiday on Ocober 3, 2014 in Qingdao, China. China's golden-week National Day holiday is expected to bring a tourism peak throughout the country. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)


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QINGDAO, CHINA – OCTOBER 03: (CHINA OUT) The Zhan Qiao is crammed with tourists on the third day of the National Day

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Hundreds of millions in China to go travelling this week despite COVID-19 pandemic

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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Hotels Beg Congress For Help To Avoid Foreclosure And The Loss Of Millions Of Hospitality Jobs

Though their high-flying – and typically higher paid – colleagues working in the U.S. airline industry are getting lots of attention because the pending

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Why millions of travellers have entered Canada despite COVID-19 travel restrictions

Since Canada imposed COVID-19 travel restrictions in late March, more than four million people have entered the country. 

While that’s far fewer than normal, sightings of U.S. licence plates or international flights landing have still been sparking concerns that foreigners have found ways to sneak in.

In Alberta — home of tourist hotspot, Banff — RCMP reported that between June 17 and August 25, officers received 243 complaints of U.S.-plated

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VacationRenter Partners with RVshare to Help Millions of Travelers Find the Perfect RV Rental

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VacationRenter, a company that aggregates the best rentals from top sites to help travelers find the perfect place to stay, and RVshare, the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, today announced a partnership to make finding the perfect RV for

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Exclusive: College football teams spend millions staying in hotels before home games | College Sports

Clemson came in with the highest total price tag, spending $52,392.47 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Oct. 19.

The lowest was the College of William & Mary, which spent $1,924.80.

The gap speaks to a larger disparity in college athletics. For the 2018-19 season, the Power Five conferences had an average operating budget of $97.6 million, while the “Group of Five” FBS conferences spent, on average, $32.8 million.

Those

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