Niuniu knocks on the blackboard: domestic passenger flow and tourism revenue are expected to rise significantly during the May Day holiday this year, and the Ministry of Public Security predicts that the number of passengers will reach 250 million. During the May Day holiday in 2020 (May 1-5), the country received a total of 115 million domestic tourists, achieving domestic tourism income of 47.56 billion yuan.
At present, it is the peak travel season at the turn of spring and summer, and due to the effective prevention and control of the domestic epidemic situation, as well as the free passage of highway minibuses and other favorable factors, the demand for travel during the May Day holiday will be released centrally.
According to news released today by the Traffic Administration of the Ministry of Public Security, the demand for people to visit relatives during the May Day holiday this year has recovered strongly, and the number of air tickets, tickets, hotels and other bookings has significantly exceeded that of the same period in 2019, and the number of passengers across the country is expected to reach 250 million. Third-party research results also support this prediction. According to the May Day Travel Forecast and passenger demand Analysis released today by CAPSE, a third-party evaluation agency, the country is expected to receive more than 300 million tourists during the May Day short holiday in 2021, while the proportion of tourists traveling will be 2.8 times that of the same period last year. According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a total of 115 million domestic tourists were received during the May 1 holiday in 2020.
In terms of tourism revenue, CAPSE said in the report that domestic tourism revenue is expected to exceed 200 billion yuan during the May Day period this year. According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, domestic tourism revenue totaled 47.56 billion yuan during the May Day holiday in 2020, compared with 117.7 billion yuan in the same period in 2019. According to the average daily data, the average daily income of tourism during the May Day holiday in 2020 is 9.512 billion, which is much lower than that of 29.43 billion yuan in the same period in 2019. Some analysts said that considering that the reception volume of scenic spots is limited to no more than 30%, the average daily income of tourism during the May Day holiday in 2020 is 32% of that in the same period in 2019, which is also within a reasonable range.
It is worth noting that although the country was still shrouded in the shadow of COVID-19 in 2020, the tourism data of that year's "May Day" still greatly exceeded the forecast of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences at that time. According to the research data of the Tourism Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, under the prudent forecast situation, the total number of tourists during the May Day period in 2020 is predicted to be 31 million, and the total tourism revenue is forecast to be 16.578 billion yuan, down 84.1% and 85.91% respectively compared with the same period last year.