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Corona virus brings devastating effect to Chinese tourism throughout the globe

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Corona virus, now officially labeled COVID-19, has raced across the globe, infecting tens of thousands of people and killing more than 2,000, mainly in China. Many countries have closed their borders to Chinese travelers, with airlines reducing or closing flights and limiting routes. Points of transit across Asia-train stations, bus depots, airports have seen traffic go down, with some nearly deserted. The impact of the virus on the global economy is yet to be fully understood.
Powered by a middle class expanding in both wealth and size, the Chinese tourism market witnessed a staggering...
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Corona virus impacts Shanghai's tourism industry in a big way

Corona virus impacts Shanghai's tourism industry in a big way

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Corona virus has impacted Shanghai's tourism industry in a huge way; however, new measures are being implemented to help businesses affected by the epidemic, said the authorities.
The average occupancy rate of almost 8,000 hotels in the city was just 14 percent during the Spring Festival holiday, with booking fees for about 450,000 rooms refunded, said the Shanghai Culture and Tourism Administration. Since February 1, occupancy rates have fallen further to only 6 percent.
About 45 percent of hotels across Shanghai are closed or open with a limited number of floors to cut down operating...
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