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.
Crowds visiting the Great Wall during the labour day holiday, on May 1, 2021. PHOTO: AFP

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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