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'May 1st' average ticket price is the lowest in five years, some tourist routes have dropped by nearly 70%

Date:2020-04-26

During the May Day holiday this year, destinations in the Southwest and East China regions were relatively popular, but the overall reservation situation so far is not optimistic.


It is less than a week before the May Day holiday. According to data from Qunar.com, the average ticket price for May Day this year is the lowest in five years. On April 24th, there are still special discounts of up to 40% on popular routes.

In the upcoming May Day holiday, the Qunar website is expected to increase the number of travellers by nearly 40% compared with the Qingming holiday. Peripheral travel, intra-provincial travel and high-speed rail travel will take the lead in picking up.

Civil aviation travel shows a different trend from the previous May holiday. In terms of business routes, the average price of the Beijing-Shanghai route is 478 yuan, and the average price of the route in May 2019 is 679 yuan, with an average price drop of 29.6%; the average price of another classic business route, Beijing-Guangzhou, is 51 RMB 575, a decrease of 41.39% compared with the same period in 2019.

According to data from Qunar.com, the average price of many popular domestic tourist routes decreased by 30% to 60% compared with the same period in 2019. Lan Xiang, vice president of Qunar.com, said that the average domestic ticket price for the May Day holiday this year was the lowest in the past five years.

For example, the average price of the Shanghai-Dunhuang route during the May Day holiday is 860 yuan, the average price in 2019 is 1523 yuan, a decrease of 43.53%; the average price of Shanghai-Lhasa is 1124 yuan, and the average price in 2019 is 1666 yuan, a decline 32.53%; the average price of Guangzhou-Daocheng was 1188 yuan, and the average price in 2019 was 1622 yuan; the average price of Beijing-Beihai was 545 yuan, and the average price in the same period of 2019 was 1529 yuan, a drop of up to 64.36%.

Prior to this, many domestic airlines thought May 1 may be a node for the recovery of the domestic aviation market, but the reporter learned from a large airline that during the May Day holiday this year, destinations in Southwest and East China were relatively popular, but so far The overall reservation situation is not optimistic.

In addition, according to the conventional law, the peak of domestic travel is basically consistent with the holiday arrangements, so passengers have formed the perception that "buy early tickets are cheaper." Data from Qunar shows that the average period of domestic flight bookings is 5-7 days. In 2019, April 29 and 30 are the peaks of travel, and tourists generally purchase tickets on April 22 and 23.

However, this year's situation is different. Due to the epidemic, people's consumption habits have been quietly changed. Before traveling, tourists will first book a hotel and then buy air tickets or train tickets.

What can I pay attention to if I can travel during the May Day holiday? Experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention pointed out that for most areas where no new cases have been reported recently, the May Day holiday is safer to travel, but it is still necessary to be alert to the risk of infection. It is not recommended for the elderly, chronic patients, pregnant women and high-risk groups to travel. For travellers, it is recommended to make preparations before traveling and travel near the wrong peak; take transportation during travel to be protected; pay attention to maintaining interpersonal distances and good health habits during play. When eating on the go, take-out food should be preferred, and meals should be misplaced in the restaurant.