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Counting the Cost of China’s Golden Weeks

Interesting news from the China Travel Industry Blog [1], which refers to a China Daily article about China’s infamous “golden week” holidays (Chinese New Year, Labour Day and National Day) – which often result in confusion and frustration as millions of people migrate across the country – leaving the world’s production un-produced, and begging emails un-opened. The article notes:

The problem is that service capacity cannot accommodate the inevitable surge in consumer demand at these peak times. Change seems like a sensible option to me (especially as the government is trying to slow down the economy).

But I still have trouble understanding the fact that in southern Europe the whole of August is a holiday. However, I doubt there is any intent to re-evaluate there!

Note: China Business Services is co-hosting a major travel conference in London on 6 November. See here for more details. [2]