With the coronavirus pandemic limiting travel in China, many tourist guides have turned to virtual tours. Photo: AFP
With the coronavirus pandemic limiting travel in China, many tourist guides have turned to virtual tours. Photo: AFP

China’s travel industry ‘paralysed’ by coronavirus sees tour guides turn to live streaming

  • Struggling Chinese tour guides have begun live-streaming during the coronavirus pandemic to make up for lost business
  • Guides use Chinese video platforms such as Douyin, while making ‘minimal’ money from tips and brand partnerships

Topic |   China travel
With the coronavirus pandemic limiting travel in China, many tourist guides have turned to virtual tours. Photo: AFP
With the coronavirus pandemic limiting travel in China, many tourist guides have turned to virtual tours. Photo: AFP
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