KEY POINTS
  • China's big "Golden Week" holiday saw domestic tourism rebound to around pre-pandemic levels, while overseas travel had yet to fully recover.
  • On a per capita basis, domestic tourism spending returned to 98% of 2019 levels, much higher than the 85% figure seen during holidays earlier in the year, Morgan Stanley analysts pointed out.
  • The uptick in Chinese tourism comes as the country's rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed, dragged down in part by a property market slump.
Passengers return from Nanjing Railway Station in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, Oct 6, 2023.

BEIJING — China's big "Golden Week" holiday saw domestic tourism rebound to around pre-pandemic levels, while overseas travel had yet to fully recover, according to official figures.

Those numbers for the eight-day holiday that ended Friday also came in lower than the government had initially predicted.