The Voice of Hainan: Air tickets, homestays sold out for May Day holiday

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Air tickets, homestays sold out for May Day holiday


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.

While only one week away, the May Day holiday this year is extended to four days – one day more than last year – and will see a travel craze comparable to that  typically seen during China's Spring Festival, a traditional holiday for family reunion.

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.

The travel rush is expected to come as early as April 27, and will reach a climax on April 29 and 30.

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.

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.

Ctrip, the country's biggest online travel agency and a shareholder in Qunar, said earlier that Chinese residents will make an estimated 160 million trips during the upcoming May Day holiday.

The Belt and Road intl music concert held in Sanya


The Melodies of Silky Seas "The Belt and Road" International Music Concert was held in Sanya on April 25.

The concert invited outstanding musicians from countries such as China, Russia, France, Ukraine, Australia, Laos, and Argentina, bringing an audio-visual feast to the audience.

The concert was initiated at the 2015 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia, aiming to create a model of media cooperation and cultural integration by music.

The initiative was praised and favored by the participants and was subsequently held in the form of a music forum and music festival. It has become an excellent cultural project initiated by the media and linked with the government to promote Hainan's active participation in the Belt and Road Initiative.

The concert was jointly sponsored by the publicity department of Sanya's municipal committee and Hainan Broadcasting Group.


策划:陈书焕 叶海声

Responsible editor: 石一涵
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