CNN: As Chinese Lifts Restrictions, Here’s Where Its People Want To Travel
Apr 9, 2020
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As China slowly eases lockdown restrictions and life returns to somewhat normal conditions, residents have once again started traveling.
CNN cited Oliver Wyman’s survey to illustrate the rationale why domestic travel is the first step toward recovery.
Roughly 77% of those surveyed said they would prefer a domestic destination for their first post-epidemic trip, citing “the severe virus situation overseas” as one of the main considerations when choosing a destination.
“From our survey, it is encouraging to see that the majority of Chinese travelers have a strong appetite to resume traveling and retail spending after Covid-19 subsides,” Katie Sham, a principal of Oliver Wyman’s Retail and Consumer Goods practice, tells CNN Travel.
“The major reason that Chinese travelers want to explore domestically is that China is in a much more stabilized condition versus the rest of the world, at least in the coming three to four months.”
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