The full lockdown of Xian city, now in its 13th day, has taken a hefty toll on tourism revenue while preventing millions from traveling. Photo: Reuters
The full lockdown of Xian city, now in its 13th day, has taken a hefty toll on tourism revenue while preventing millions from traveling. Photo: Reuters

China’s lockdowns, consumption concerns see short trips dominate in the new year

  • China saw an 18 per cent year-on-year decline in the number of travellers over the three-day holiday that ended on Monday, to 86.19 million
  • Fewest rail passengers since 2018, as many Chinese decide to hunker down and save money, rather than visit popular tourist destinations such as Xian

The full lockdown of Xian city, now in its 13th day, has taken a hefty toll on tourism revenue while preventing millions from traveling. Photo: Reuters
The full lockdown of Xian city, now in its 13th day, has taken a hefty toll on tourism revenue while preventing millions from traveling. Photo: Reuters
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