Severe flooding in southern China contributed to the drastic fall in tourism during this year’s three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Photo: VCG Severe flooding in southern China contributed to the drastic fall in tourism during this year’s three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Photo: VCG
Severe flooding in southern China contributed to the drastic fall in tourism during this year’s three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Photo: VCG

Coronavirus and floods destroy China’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday plans

  • Tourism revenues down nearly 70 per cent with only half of last year’s number of trips taken during three-day break
  • New wave of infections in Beijing, severe flooding in southern provinces and sluggish income growth combine to keep people at home

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Severe flooding in southern China contributed to the drastic fall in tourism during this year’s three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Photo: VCG Severe flooding in southern China contributed to the drastic fall in tourism during this year’s three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Photo: VCG
Severe flooding in southern China contributed to the drastic fall in tourism during this year’s three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Photo: VCG
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