Perceived personal safety on a trip weighs more than travel choices being restricted.
China is among the top 10 source countries of tourists to South Africa.
The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is a Chinese lantern.
Study participants did not seem to prioritize much in choosing overseas countries which are friendly and supportive to China.
With vaccination gradually in place, there is a better chance that quarantine could be shortened or even waived.
Daily occupancy in the market sat in the 30% range for most of the festival period Feb 11-17 then rose to as high as 37.6% on Feb 20.
Decline was arrested by last-minute flight bookings and outlook is encouraging.
Holiday closures were the main reason for the slump in manufacturing, while retailing, catering and entertainment remained relatively active.
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