The start of the 2021-2022 academic year is coming soon. ForwardKeys and Dragon Trail International look at the strong correlation between Chinese flight booking trends and travel restrictions for students, alongside student-focused promotions from international airlines.
With outbound tourism from China still on hold, international airlines have turned their attention to one group of Chinese who will be travelling overseas in the upcoming months: students. At the same time, booking data from ForwardKeys for one-way tickets departing from mainland China between 16 August and 30 September show a strong correlation to the openness and popularity of the destination country for Chinese students.
On 28 July, Cathay Pacific even held a live streaming session through WeChat Channels for students travelling overseas, with representatives from the University of London, Cambridge University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and other educational institutions to provide information and answer audience questions.
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