Pent-up demand fuels China’s travel boom during May day holiday

Crowds visiting the Great Wall during the labour day holiday, on May 1, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - Spending on domestic travel has hit pre-pandemic levels as cashed-up consumers reined in by border closures make the most of low Covid-19 infection rates and hit the road.

While this has helped give the economy a much-needed boost, industry insiders are sceptical about how long in-country travel can maintain its novelty for the jet-setting crowd.

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