The way back: What the world can learn from China’s travel restart after COVID-19
Countries and regions around the globe are gradually moving past the peak of the pandemic. With China’s COVID-19 lockdown over, travel is beginning to restart. Businesses remain cautious, but almost all offices, factories, schools, and retail outlets have reopened.
A recent survey conducted by McKinsey showed that the first thing people want to spend money on is eating out; the second is travel. At present, travel is entirely domestic; international borders remain closed. China has imposed a 14-day quarantine (in homes or government facilities) for every person coming from overseas.
McKinsey’s latest article review how tourism in China is beginning to resume, comparing the trends of young domestic and even regional travellers. Perhaps the rest of the world could take note in how China are responding to this activity: