China on economic recovery, Tourism boom in ‘Golden Week’

Picture By Gideon. The second day of the Golden Week Holidays at The Bund, Shanghai

China’s eight-day Golden Week holiday has reflected the country’s impressive recovery and its economic bounce back from the COVID-19 epidemic, with more than half a billion people on the move for a long-awaited vacation and factories stepping up production to complete new orders.

In light of coronavirus pandemic, the peak season of tourism-driven consumption boom for National Day celebration coincides with the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival. With the ban on foreign travels, local tourism experienced huge patronage across the country.

The total number of domestic tourists nationwide exceeded 550million with the national railway passenger flow running at a high level of more than 10 million passengers for 6 consecutive days.

In Wuhan, the heroic city once hit hard by coronavirus, saw life restored to its vibrant nature. Wuhan also experienced a huge flow of visitors to its tourist attractions. Wuhan’s Yellow Crane Tower landmark topped the “country’s hottest scenic spots” rankings by China’s largest online travel agency Trip.com Group.


618 million domestic tourist visits were made in the first seven days, generating overall tourism revenue of 454 billion yuan (about 66.9 billion U.S. dollars).

According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a sizable 618 million domestic tourist visits were made in the first seven days, generating overall tourism revenue of 454 billion yuan (about 66.9 billion U.S. dollars). The enormous market and expanding domestic demand witnessed during the golden week is a pivotal part of the “dual circulation” development pattern announced in May by China’s top leadership that encourages domestic and overseas markets.

Although this year’s golden week only match up 79% of last year’s total, it still sends a signal to china leading the global world into an economic recovery in a protracted battle against covid19.