Caixin
Caixin Global – Latest China News & Headlines

Home >

ABOUT US

CX Tech is Caixin Global's real-time tech news portal, featuring 24-hour news, short-form analysis, and roundups from business and tech media in China.

LATEST
92-Year Old Li Ka-Shing Receives First Dose of BioNTech Vaccine
China Becomes World’s Biggest Buyer of Chip Equipment in 2020, Says SEMI
Geely-Controlled Swedish Electric Carmaker Polestar Raises $550 Million in First External Funding
Xpeng Looks to Cut Reliance on Foreign Made Chips Amid Global Shortage
Trending in China: The Fake Writing Competition That Conned Beijing Parents for Years
ByteDance Powers Up Gaming Investment with C4games Acquisition
Didi Given Greenlight to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Beijing Pilot Zone
Xpeng Debuts New Car As China’s NEV Market Heats Up
Lenovo Still Top Dog in Global PC Market in First Quarter of 2021
Tesla Says Any Data It Collects in China Is Stored in the Nation
Medtech Startup StoneWise Raises $100 Million to Promote Use of AI in Drug Development
Plus Accelerates Uptake of its Autonomous Truck Tech with Italian IVECO Deal
Trending in China: Farmer Given Suspended Jail Time For Felling Own Trees – Social Media Chimes In
‘Tickets Please!’ Baidu Allowed to Charge for Robobus Service in Chongqing
Didi Reportedly Looking to List in U.S. as Soon as July
China’s NEV Sales Balloon in First Quarter on Strong Demand from Individual Consumers
Honor of Kings Beats PUBG Mobile as World’s Highest-Earning Mobile Game in March
Didi to Expand New Logistics Service From 8 to 19 Cities in China
China’s Li Auto Raises $750 Million Through Bond Sale to Fund Electric Car Development
Plant-Based Food Firm Beyond Meat to Open Plant Based in China
Trending in China: Social Media Cautiously Celebrates Travel Being Back on the Agenda for Qingming Festival

by Summer Li / Mar 19, 2021 03:07 PM / Trending Stories

What’s the trending?

#清明假期或有1亿人次出游

# 100 million people are to travel during Qingming Festival break

Domestic tourism in China is gradually picking up pace. According to one online travel agency about 100 million people are planning to travel across the country during the oncoming Qingming Festival break, or “Tomb Sweeping Day” when people pay their respects to deceased relatives. The agency’s estimate would signal a significant rebound in China’s travel industry since the pandemic and has been a trending topic on social media with more than one million views, of the hashtag # 100-million-people-are-totravel-during-Qingming-Festival-break on Weibo.

What’s the story?

The number of domestic citizens planning to travel during the 3-day-break of the annual Qingming Festival has been estimated to reach 100 million, as revealed by one of China’s leading online travel agencies Trip.com based on its records of travel services booked by customers, including airline tickets, hotel bookings and tickets for tourist attractions via its online platform.

According to the agency’s report the Qingming Festival, "is the first major event in the domestic travel calendar”, adding that another round of bookings for tourist attractions is expected in the coming two weeks.

Statistics also show a rebound in interprovincial tours, in which the seaside city of Sanya, and Lijiang, a city that is famous for its time-locked old towns and breathtaking landscape, ranked as the most popular destinations for travellers.

What are people saying online?

The predicted rebound in domestic travel marks people’s optimism towards control of the pandemic. Many Weibo users are celebrating the idea of “being free to travel again,” as during last year’s Qingming Festival strict restrictions were in place. Some people on social media however appealed to people to keep in mind of epidemic prevention measures and to “Play safe while being happy”.

Contact editor Marcus Ryder (marcusryder@caixin.com)

Related: Zhang Mei: Will China Be a Great Travel Destination in 2021?


Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code