(16 Apr 2021)
According to data from Ctrip, May Day holiday bookings
have seen significant increases across many business areas in
comparison with the same period in 2019.

The company has forecast that during the upcoming
May Day holiday in mainland China, up to 200 million tourists will
be on the move over the 5-day break from 1 to 5 May.

According to the forecast data, the current volume
of hotel bookings has achieved a 43% increase compared to the same
period in 2019, with high-end hotel bookings accounting for more
than 50% of total bookings.

Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A320 reg: B-8365. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Air ticket bookings have also once again seen an
increase compared to the same May Day holiday period in 2019,
growing by 23%.

With the increased demand, the average price of an
economy class air ticket has risen to RMB 1,021, exceeding the
average price of economy air tickets from the same period in 2019.

The forecast data shows that as of 14 April, the
number of people nationwide making bookings for attractions
through Trip.com Group’s Ctrip platform increased by 114% compared
to 2019. This number is expected to boom in the weeks approaching
the May Day holiday due to the short booking cycle for
attractions.

In mainland China, advance attraction ticket booking
is a new phenomenon and feature introduced and spread by the
industry to better predict and prepare attraction sites for
visitors and to facilitate improved management of visitor numbers
following the pandemic.

This May Day holiday will see greater enthusiasm
for long-distance travel across provinces in mainland China. The
data shows that over 70% of tourists are choosing inter-provincial
travel, a trend that builds on the short-haul travel boom that
occurred in mainland China following the removal of domestic
travel restrictions.

The current level of car rental bookings for
May Day holiday travel have reached growth of 126% compared to the
same period in 2019, with nearly 90% of car rental bookings made
for inter-provincial travel.

Trip.com Group booking and search volumes from
mainland China reveal the extent of pent up travel demand that
exists in domestic markets.

The most recent Qingming Festival
holiday on 4 April saw Chinese domestic travel bookings on Trip.com Group
platform, Ctrip, increase by 300% compared to 2019. Trip.com Group
data on Chinese mainland demand for outbound travel to Macao for
the upcoming May Day holiday saw bookings rise by 20% compared to
the same period in 2019.

The strong domestic travel recovery in the
mainland China market is further evidence that the global travel
revival will have a staggered build up. As the vaccine rollout
continues worldwide and global initiatives, such as the CommonPass
platform Trip.com Group supports, become more popularised safe
cross-border travel will become possible.

See also:

What is the IATA Travel Pass, and what does it mean for
travellers, airlines and the global travel industry? Exclusive
interview with Vinoop Goel
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