The Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays followed one after another


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  According to data released by Air Travel, due to the new round of local COVID-19, the willingness of passengers to travel during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday has declined.

At the same time, compared with the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2019, this year's Mid-Autumn Festival is closer to the National Day holiday, and tourists are more inclined to travel short distances.

  "As soon as the Mid-Autumn Festival and November holidays were arranged this year, I found out that I could be connected by asking for leave, so I started planning a long-distance trip with my friends. We plan to start from Ningxia, passing through Gansu and Qinghai, for a self-driving trip with a'liberated nature' "The night before the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday this year, Liu Qian and her friends were packing up their bags, and they were preparing to set off from Shanghai to Yinchuan the next morning.

  “This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival and the November holidays are relatively close. This situation will further stimulate people’s desire to travel.” Associate Professor Xue Xu of the School of Economics of Peking University said, “It is expected that during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, public travel will be conducted in short and medium distances to visit relatives and travel. Acting as the leader, the 11th trip is expected to be mainly mid- and long-distance family visits and travel."

  "Destination B&B popularity data" further proves the people's enthusiasm for travel.

Data from the Airbnb platform shows that short-distance seaside trips from the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou city clusters have become a hot holiday during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Weihai, Shandong, Qinhuangdao, Hebei, popular destinations in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai, Zhejiang Zhoushan, Ningbo and other seaside destinations, among them The proportion of searches for autumn outings has increased significantly compared with the Qingming holiday.

Taking Weihai, Shandong as an example, the proportion of searches for the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday this year has jumped to more than three times that of the Ching Ming holiday.

  For the "October" holiday with more travel time, tourists will consider long-term travel more.

Data from the Airbnb platform shows that the proportion of searches for travels over 1,600 kilometers during the National Holidays has increased by nearly three times compared with the May Day holiday, and the proportion of travels over 4,800 kilometers has surged 12 times.

In terms of destinations, holiday resorts represented by Yunnan Dali, Lijiang, and Hainan Sanya are among the top search destinations.

  However, in recent days, localized new crown pneumonia epidemics in Xiamen, Putian, Fujian, Harbin, Heilongjiang and other places have cast a haze on the Mid-Autumn Festival and the long holiday of November.

Self-driving has become the new favorite of young people

  In recent years, with the rapid development of China’s auto market and the maturity and upgrade of consumption levels, cars have long been no longer a simple means of transportation, a cold iron machine, but have become consumers’ ability to show their individuality, express their emotions, and realize their free pursuit. A partner.

  Because of this, more and more people yearn for and yearn for the free life of driving, and "self-driving" has become a new way for young people in the new era to relax and make friends.

  Although poetry and the distance are beautiful, the large amount of money needed to buy a car has become a problem that plagues many people, especially young people.

For many "moonlight" young people, a down payment of tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on a car purchase is like a big mountain between themselves and the car.

  Under the pressure of this huge cost of car purchase and use, the "Rental and Use" and "flexible and convenient" rental car self-driving tour has become a new mode of travel emerging today.

Thanks to the advantages of low cost, high degree of freedom, and convenient car return, the domestic car rental market has quietly become a new blue ocean with great potential for development.

  According to the "Annual Comprehensive Analysis of China's Car Rental Market in 2021" released by Analysys, as of the end of 2020, the number of car drivers in the country has reached 418 million, while the number of private cars is only 244 million. The gap between the two Further expansion, the rapid increase in the number of people who "have a car without a car" has provided a sufficient user base for the car rental market.

  "Especially during the Mid-Autumn Festival and November holidays, the car rental tide will be even more popular." Xue Xu analyzed, "Now the car rental price of some car rental software '11' has increased several times, but the vehicles in popular travel destinations are still occasionally The demand exceeds supply, enough to see the strong demand in the car rental market."

  The relevant person in charge of Shenzhou Car Rental predicts that users are paying more and more attention to travel convenience and safety, and self-driving car rental has become one of the primary travel options.

"In addition, in the context of the implementation of the double reduction policy, coupled with the suppressed travel demand during the summer vacation, it is expected that family parent-child travel will become popular, igniting the tourism market during the Golden Week of November."

  According to Roland Berger’s forecast, China’s timeshare rental cars will reach 600,000 in 2025, and in the future, China’s shared travel will reach 37 million passengers per day. The corresponding market capacity is as high as 380 billion yuan per year, and the associated market capacity brought about by potential demand It is expected to reach 1.8 trillion yuan.

Therefore, "car rental" is not only the new favorite of holiday people, or will become the next blue ocean for the development of the car market.

  However, Xue Xu reminded consumers that car rental should not let down their vigilance.

First of all, we must choose a regular car rental company, and shop around in terms of prices. "If the car is in poor condition, you should choose it carefully even if it is cheaper."

  "In addition, when renting a car, you can't just care about the price of the car. The insurance of the car is also worth paying attention to. Because there are often disputes between the renter and the car rental company due to insurance issues, this must also be paid attention to." Xue Xu added Say.

Strictly prevent the epidemic, the civil aviation industry still has room for development

  In addition to rail and road travel, the civil aviation industry was greatly affected by the new crown pneumonia last year.

However, with the upgrading of protective measures and more experience in flexible operations, the current civil aviation industry can steadily resume development.

  From July to August this year, the superimposed cases of imported cases from abroad and the spread of epidemics in many local areas have caused the traditional summer season of civil aviation to be cold.

However, during the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday, part of the travel demand that was suppressed during the summer will be released.

  The big data of Air Travel predicts that the planned number of flights during the Mid-Autumn Festival (excluding scheduled cancelled flights) is expected to exceed 50,000, which is 8.09% less than the actual number of flights during the May 1st Holiday, and will return to 99.75% of the actual number of flights during the same period in 2019, which is basically the same as 2019. The number of flights remained flat during the same period of the year.

  In addition, during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, the number of seats available for all airlines across the country is planned to exceed 9.4 million, which is 9.65% less than the actual number of seats available during the May 1st Holiday, but exceeds the number of seats available for the same period in 2019.

  Shang Kejia, Deputy Director of the Transportation Department of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said: "Unlike last year, the double festival overlapped and extended to an 8-day long holiday. This year will form a long and short holiday combination. Civil aviation transportation will present two groups of first and last travel peaks. Looking at the situation of OTA search and reservations, we are more optimistic, and passenger traffic will achieve a substantial increase compared with the summer vacation."

  According to Shang Kejia, the Civil Aviation Administration actively supports airlines in flexibly organizing capacity and time resources.

At present, on the basis of the schedule of more than 100,000 domestic regular passenger flights per week, a number of airlines have been arranged to implement 4250 overtime plans for Mid-Autumn Festival and 4406 overtime plans for National Day.

  However, Shang Kejia also reminded that the current overseas epidemic situation is still complicated and severe, and the "double festival" period is still not a good time to travel abroad.

She explained: “At present, the Chinese and foreign airlines operate about 200 round-trip international passenger flights per week, accounting for 2.2% of the pre-epidemic period. The current international flights mainly guarantee the most basic connectivity with the lowest frequency, and the conditions for resumption and increase are not available for the time being. It's still not a good time to travel abroad."

  When talking about the topic of domestic travel, Shang Kejia reminded that the holiday is pleasant and relaxing. We want to remind everyone that personal protection must be tightened in mind at all times.

“Especially in the cabin, terminal building, shuttle bus and ground public transportation, these are all public areas. Passengers should wear masks, wash their hands frequently, reduce contact with facilities and equipment, and maintain a safe social distance.”

  In addition, passengers should always pay attention to the dynamic changes of the epidemic, understand the prevention and control policies of the destination in advance, and patiently cooperate with the civil aviation unit to do the necessary itinerary declaration, health code inspection and hand disinfection before boarding.

If you feel fever, dry cough, fatigue and other symptoms at the airport or on the flight, you should immediately seek help from civil aviation staff.

  In addition to complying with the epidemic prevention and control rules, some airports have recently reported that some passengers have encountered problems during the checked baggage process, which affected the efficiency of passage and even caused missed flights.

  In this regard, the person in charge of the Capital Airport News Center explained that recently, many travelers will bring mooncakes and gift boxes of hairy crabs when they travel.

Before traveling, passengers should confirm in advance whether the gift box is equipped with metal tableware and liquid condiments and other prohibited items on the flight, and handle them in advance to avoid any inconvenience caused by the trip.

  "In addition, fresh hairy crabs are live animals and cannot be carried or checked in. Passengers should contact their airlines in advance to understand the relevant regulations to avoid unnecessary losses." The person in charge of the Capital Airport News Center added.

  Recently, the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health reminder for the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day 2021 on its official website, stating that during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday in 2021, overseas new crown pneumonia epidemics will still be prevalent at a high level, and the risk of imported epidemics in the country and continued local transmission will continue. Travel is recommended. You should self-observe for 14 days when you return.

  Therefore, how to protect their personal and property safety while enjoying the happiness and freedom of vacation travel will be the focus of attention and attention of every tourist.

  China Youth Daily and China Youth Daily reporter Zhang Zhenqi Source: China Youth Daily

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