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Labor Day Woes, Sharp Decline of Travelers During Holiday!

Source: OT-Team(S,J), China Youth


According to information from the Ministry of Transport, China saw a significant drop in passenger traffic in 2022 Labor Day holiday compared to last year.


It is estimated that the national passenger volume during the holiday is 100 million, with a decrease of about 62% compared with the same period in 2021.

The air ticket booking data indicates that, it is expected that during the holiday, civil aviation will transport 2 million passengers, with a year-on-year decrease of 77%.

In terms of railway transportation, on the first day of the holiday (April 30), the national railway had carried 4.396 million passengers only, with a decrease of 76.65% compared with last year.



April 30South Railway Station, Guangzhou. Travelers were just a bit more than normal weekends.


As there is still certain risk of social transmission currently, under the epidemic prevention and control measures, the number of tourists in many scenic spots has also decreased significantly.



Tourists checking in for Great wall scenic spot at Badaling


Shaanxi Xi'an, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, not many tourists, the parking lot was almost empty on the first day of holiday



Shaanxi Xi'an, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, tourists inside the exhibition hall on April 30


Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum had hit a record of receiving over 80,000 tourists daily in early 2019. Among the museums open nationwide, the number of tourists received by the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum is second only to the Palace Museum.



BeijingDine-in service suspended, 50% tourists limit


During the holiday, the visitor limit of tourism attractions and public cultural venues such as libraries and cultural centers in Beijing will be adjusted from 75% to 50%. When entering, visitors must measure the body temperature, scan the health code, and present the negative nucleic acid testing reports within 48 hours.
 
In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the epidemic, from May 1st to 4th, Beijing will suspend all dine-in services across the city and switch to takeaway services.
 
On April 29, the Forbidden City issued an announcement that visitors during holidays must take negative nucleic acid testing reports within 48 hours.

On April 30, the number of on-site visitors to the Forbidden City dropped significantly, and there were still tickets left for the visit on next days, which was very rare. On May 1 of last year, the Forbidden City was full of tourists, and the tickets pre-sold ten days in advance were sold out.







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