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

Topic |   China travel
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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