Travellers at Daxing International Airport in Beijing on January 21. The country’s tourism sector was put on standstill at the end of January due to the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of travel companies since going out of business. Photo: AFP Travellers at Daxing International Airport in Beijing on January 21. The country’s tourism sector was put on standstill at the end of January due to the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of travel companies since going out of business. Photo: AFP
Travellers at Daxing International Airport in Beijing on January 21. The country’s tourism sector was put on standstill at the end of January due to the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of travel companies since going out of business. Photo: AFP

China’s travel agencies diversify to survive coronavirus pandemic, from selling local delicacies to live-streaming culture talks

  • Many of China’s travel companies are staying afloat thanks to inventive new revenue streams – one has sold 10 tonnes of frozen local meatballs
  • Meanwhile, firms are offering huge discounts – the ‘lowest in a decade’ – on packages for individual travel, which is now permitted again

Topic |   Asia travel
Travellers at Daxing International Airport in Beijing on January 21. The country’s tourism sector was put on standstill at the end of January due to the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of travel companies since going out of business. Photo: AFP Travellers at Daxing International Airport in Beijing on January 21. The country’s tourism sector was put on standstill at the end of January due to the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of travel companies since going out of business. Photo: AFP
Travellers at Daxing International Airport in Beijing on January 21. The country’s tourism sector was put on standstill at the end of January due to the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of travel companies since going out of business. Photo: AFP
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