Due to the early Spring Festival, the Spring Festival travel rush of 2020 will start on January 10. As a unique “tidal migration” in China, what will be the new changes in the Spring Festival travel rush in 2020?
When it comes to “chunyun”, the impression is that young people who work outside the home, after a year of hard work, will finally pour into the chunyun army to return home.
The Spring Festival travel rush of 2020 has taken a new turn — the post-80s generation has settled down in the city where they work, and for them, bringing their parents to their side during the holiday is a convenient and affordable option.
A lot of the post-1995 generation, the mindset has changed. They don’t care if they must go home for the Spring Festival, as long as their families are together, wherever they go is reunion.
During the Spring Festival travel rush in 2020, nearly 40 percent of travelers will choose to spend the holiday in different places, with 10 percent traveling abroad and nearly 30 percent traveling in different places in China. In contrast to the Chinese New Year at home, it refers to the old people and children going to the city where their children/parents work, or the whole family traveling together. Compared with the same period of the 2019 Spring Festival travel rush, the total number of passengers traveling in different places increased by nearly 10 percent.
Another new change in the Spring Festival travel rush in 2020 is the significant increase in the number of trips made by the elderly and children.
During the Spring Festival travel rush in 2020, the number of domestic tickets containing travel orders for people aged 60 and above increased by 19% compared with the same period in 2019, and the number of elderly traveling alone increased by nearly 10%. Orders for children aged 12 and under rose by 27 per cent.
Elderly people and children join the Spring Festival travel rush, which means they will reunite with their children and parents or travel together, thus confirming the New Year trend in different places.
Not surprisingly, haikou and sanya have become popular destinations in China during the Spring Festival travel rush in 2020, with tourists mainly coming from guangdong, Shanghai, Beijing, heilongjiang and sichuan. Compared with the same period of the 2019 Spring Festival travel rush, the number of tourists to haikou and sanya increased by 20 percent and 40 percent respectively.
Among the international destinations, Bangkok, phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Bali became the most popular overseas destinations for the elderly and children during the Spring Festival. The increase in passenger flow in phuket and Kuala Lumpur was more than 50% compared with the same period in the 2019 Spring Festival travel rush.