It is now 4 months since COVID-19 emanated from China and spread to almost all parts of the world. This brought about the cessation of travel, near-collapse of the world economy and further caused a stir on international relations as some countries publicly accused China of the origin and spread of coronavirus.
“We have seen some countries trying to taint China’s image, blame it for the crisis, but these countries are keeping good relations, working together to share information and intelligence,” noted by Roy Graff, managing director of EMEA for Dragon Trail, the number one dedicated digital agency in China outbound travel & tourism market. “I strongly believe that this will reflect on the recovery phase on where Chinese will start visiting first.”
Latest news has exposed foreigners suffering in the hands of Chinese with their travel visas being cancelled and minimized access to hotels, public places, supermarkets, residential buildings etc. This further creates a rift between China and other countries risking surety of future international relations and travel.
China has for the last decade grown to become the World’s largest outbound travel market. The big question is, will they maintain the status quo after the pandemic?