Wall Street Journal: In China, Travel Resumes - Cautiously

Apr 6, 2020

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After some two months hunkered down at home to fight the coronavirus, many Chinese people travelled first weekend of April—the annual tomb-sweeping holiday—boosting beleaguered hotels and travel companies.

Jacques Penhirin, the head of Oliver Wyman's retail and consumer-goods practice in China, told the Wall Street Journal that most travelers in China remain cautious. Sixty percent of the people surveyed recently by Oliver Wyman said they wouldn't travel anywhere until at least a month after China's last Covid-19 patient had recovered. But in good news for the travel sector, most respondents said they expect to push ahead with vacations planned for later in the year, Penhirin said.

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