The airport will see 7.2 million passenger trips during chunyun, a growth of more than 60 percent from the same period of 2023, adding that overseas passenger flow will reach 1.41 million passenger trips following the implementation of visa reciprocity policies between China and many countries.

China and Singapore recently agreed on mutual visa exemption which will officially come into effect on February 9, 2024 – the eve of the Chinese New Year, as ordinary passport holders from both sides will be able to enter each other’s countries without visa requirements for activities including tourism for 30 days.

Propelled by the record-high personnel flow and China’s steady economic recovery, both domestic and international tourism is set to become major driving forces spurring consumption.

Consumption themed around the Chinese New Year’s holidays has also been jacked up. Restaurants have been busy taking bookings for traditional Spring Festival reunion dinners, while e-commerce platforms saw sales surging as consumers stocked up on holiday necessities, according to media reports.

Among the 9 billion passenger trips, around 1.8 billion will be made through rail, road, aviation and water transportation, while the remaining 7.2 billion trips are expected to be self-driving trips.

According to the globaltimes