China promotes ‘revenge travel’ to boost economy after Covid lockdowns

Pent-up demand on display at start of Golden Week after months of paralysis

Millions of Chinese people are travelling across the country in a bout of “revenge tourism” after almost a year of quarantines, lockdowns and restrictions on their movement.

China’s ministry of culture and tourism expects around 550 million residents will make trips within the country during the eight-day public holiday marking both the mid-autumn festival and China’s national day.

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