China’s government is likely to scrap up its “golden week” holiday system and make public holidays of more traditional festivals by 2009, a Chinese tourism expert has revealed.
The week-long May Day holiday would be shortened to one day and the National Day holiday to two days, Zhang Hui, dean of the tourism administration department at Beijing International Studies University , told a forum in Xiamen, east China’s Fujian Province. Zhang said the conclusion was drawn from discussions among domestic tourism experts. [Full Text]
See also: No more Golden Week by 2009? Ah just as well from Shanghaiist.