What does the Coronavirus mean for domestic travel in China?

The Coronavirus has had an enormous impact on global air travel and tourism as many airplanes came to a sudden halt, remaining grounded as the world leaders placed travel restrictions. The first travel market where an uplift is now expected is China, as travel restrictions are being lifted.

In April, ForwardKeys noticed the emergence of the proverbial ‘green shoots’ of recovery; a domestic phenomenon. The destinations leading the tentative recovery are commercial centres such as Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan. It is likely that there will be a surge in demand for Hainan as soon as travel restrictions imposed on Tier-1 cities in China are relaxed.

The question is now how bookings for travel within China will develop, and how will the travel and tourism market slowly recover. All eyes are on Hainan’s duty-free trade zone to see when the ever-important shoppers are set to return. 

ForwardKeys has several products that reflect on the recovery of bookings for domestic travel in China which will help you make sound business decisions on your future ‘New Normal’ strategy.

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  • Get exclusive access to ForwardKeys Nexus platform to analyse the Chinese travel market figures of any airport or city in China.

  • Our analysts have access to the freshest database available in the industry showing bookings and cancellations up to the last minute.

  • This means that you have full flexibility in analysing the impact the Coronavirus has on your business day-by-day in real time and plan future campaigns.

  • Analyse the trends and put together exactly the information you need with the ForwardKeys platform.

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