Chinese people will make over 3.4 billion domestic trips in 2020, down 43% year on year, according to a report released Monday by the China Tourism Academy.
The report said that China will gain RMB 2.76 trillion (USD 400 billion) of revenue from domestic tourism in 2020, down 52% from the previous year due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
China’s tourism sector is in rapid recovery. Over 80% of Chinese people expressed their willingness to travel during the third quarter of 2020, 90% of the figure for the same period in 2019.
Over 90% of China’s hotels and scenic attractions have resumed business. About 60% of travel agencies have resumed work, and among them, some 95% expressed their confidence in future development.
During the first half of 2020, China saw some 1.17 billion domestic trips, with 640 billion yuan of tourism revenue, dropping by 62% and 77% year on year, respectively, according to the report.