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China: Autumn vacations revive domestic tourism

Travelers flocked in large numbers to train stations and airports in China on Friday, the first day of the week-long autumn holiday, the longest since the abandonment at the end of 2022 of the zero Covid policy that hit the tourism sector.

تدفق المسافرون بأعداد كبيرة إلى محطات القطارات والمطارات في الصين الجمعة، في اليوم الأول من عطلة الخريف التي تستمر أسبوعا

The number of travel reservations abroad on, the main website for selling tickets and booking hotels in China, increased 20 times compared to the same period last year, according to the company.

On the occasion of the eight-day fall holiday, the number of flights increased according to the Chinese platform. Last year, the almost mandatory and almost daily infection detection (PCR) tests, and the risks of imposing quarantine and travel restrictions, contributed to the decline in leisure travel.

Beijing's two international airports expect to handle 2.3 million passengers during the September 29-October 6 national holiday as airlines increase the number of flights and aircraft sizes.

An official media outlet said that about 13 million people are expected to visit the capital during this holiday, an increase of 21.9 percent over 2019, before the pandemic.



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