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Jun 28, 2022 08:07 PM
BUSINESS

China Sees Rebound in Travel, Leisure Sectors as Covid-19 Lockdowns End

Passengers take a load off Monday at Beijing Capital International Airport. Photo: VCG
Passengers take a load off Monday at Beijing Capital International Airport. Photo: VCG

China’s economy is showing gradual signs of recovery as the lifting of Covid-19 lockdowns spurs demand for travel and leisure, with bookings for airline tickets, hotels, and movie theaters all jumping on a week-on-week basis, industry data show.

The number of domestic passenger flights rose 10.6% to 56,166 last week from the previous week, the fourth consecutive week-on-week increase, according to VariFlight, an aviation industry data provider, although flights are still 27% lower than a year earlier, the data show.

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