A travel rush is expected for the upcoming May Day holiday, as air tickets and high-speed railway tickets on multiple routes were sold out, while homestay hotels at destinations including Beijing and Shanghai were fully booked.
According to Qunar, one of China's largest online travel agencies, quite a few people chose to take a few days off before or after the May 1 to 4 holiday, so that they can enjoy a journey lasting upwards to nine days.
To be specific, economy class tickets for flights, such as Beijing to Tokyo or Osaka on April 30 and May 1, and Shanghai to Dubai on May 1, have been sold out, Qunar statistics showed.
For domestic trips, travelers have to pay full fare for economy class tickets for flights linking Beijing with Kunming, Xi'an and Hangzhou; Shanghai with Chongqing, Sanya and Haikou; and Chengdu with Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Xiamen.
High-speed railway tickets to popular destinations, including Huangshan, Wuhan, Chongqing and Dalian, also are gone.
Qunar said that the most popular overseas destinations for the May Day holiday include Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Bali, Osaka, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Tokyo and Dubai, depending on the length of the individual traveler's holiday.
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