Shoppers browsing in souvenir shops crowd a path in Beijing on October 4. A significant rebound in domestic travel over the Golden Week holiday is fuelling optimism that consumers are starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced slump. Photo: Bloomberg Shoppers browsing in souvenir shops crowd a path in Beijing on October 4. A significant rebound in domestic travel over the Golden Week holiday is fuelling optimism that consumers are starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced slump. Photo: Bloomberg
Shoppers browsing in souvenir shops crowd a path in Beijing on October 4. A significant rebound in domestic travel over the Golden Week holiday is fuelling optimism that consumers are starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced slump. Photo: Bloomberg
Winston Mok
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Winston Mok

Lessons from China’s ‘golden week’ lustre even amid Covid-19

  • The burst of leisure travel a few times a year in China has led to the unhealthy development of the country’s tourism industry
  • By transitioning from a centrally planned holiday schedule to a more market-based holiday schedule, China can unleash demand and improve efficiency in its tourism industry

Shoppers browsing in souvenir shops crowd a path in Beijing on October 4. A significant rebound in domestic travel over the Golden Week holiday is fuelling optimism that consumers are starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced slump. Photo: Bloomberg Shoppers browsing in souvenir shops crowd a path in Beijing on October 4. A significant rebound in domestic travel over the Golden Week holiday is fuelling optimism that consumers are starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced slump. Photo: Bloomberg
Shoppers browsing in souvenir shops crowd a path in Beijing on October 4. A significant rebound in domestic travel over the Golden Week holiday is fuelling optimism that consumers are starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced slump. Photo: Bloomberg
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