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Record Tourist Numbers a Golden Sign for Economy

Among the reasons that analysts believe China's economy may have begun to stabilize, TIME calls out the record tourist numbers during this month's Golden Week holiday and explores whether Chinese consumers can buoy the country's...

Holiday Hordes: Good for the Economy?

CDT previously reported on China’s super rich still going all out with their Golden Week travel plans. The Wall Street Journal reports Golden Week hordes may be a good sign for the economy: A total of 34.2 million tourists...

Toll-free Holiday Traffic Ends in Gridlock

As China commenced a week-long National Day vacation known as Golden Week, authorities decided to do car travelers a favor and make the roads toll-free. With train tickets for the long holiday selling out fast, and an increasing...

“Golden Week” Still Golden For China’s Rich

The average wealth of China's super rich may be down this year, but that hasn't stopped them from going all out with their "Golden Week" travel plans. From Reuters: Helen Shen, a travel planner in Shanghai, said a private...

China’s Travel Hell Weeks – John M. Glionna

From Los Angeles Times: Jiang Xingjun hates holidays here. Rather than providing respite or relaxation, China’s three national vacation weeks — one observed in winter, one in spring and one in fall — are often more like hell on wheels, with jam-packed planes, trains and automobiles gone berserk, he says. On cue, hundreds of millions […]

China May Cancel “Golden Week” Holidays in ’09 – Keralanext.com

From Keralanext.com: 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 […]

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