Image Source – Embassy of China in Singapore

China experienced a significant surge in domestic tourist trips and revenue during the recent Spring Festival holiday, indicating a strong start for the Year of the Dragon.

China witnessed a remarkable increase in domestic tourism during the eight-day Spring Festival holiday, which concluded on February 17. The country recorded 474 million domestic tourist trips, reflecting a 34.3% year-on-year increase and a 19% rise compared to the same holiday period in 2019. This surge in domestic travel resulted in tourism-related revenue of 632.69 billion yuan ($87.95 billion), marking a substantial 47.3% year-on-year increase and a 7.7% growth from 2019.

Additionally, the holiday saw a total of 13.51 million inbound and outbound trips, nearly three times higher than the previous year. This surge in travel activity indicates a robust recovery in China’s tourism sector and bodes well for the country’s economic prospects in the Year of the Dragon.