The strike by China Airlines points to the greater problem of a shortage of good pilots in Asia-Pacific. The region requires 637,000 new pilots by 2036.
Haikou, the capital city of Hainan Province, witnessed 1.55 million trips during the week, up 0.45% year-on-year, and received 1.83 billion yuan in tourism revenue.
This Lunar New Year, the Alibaba payment app let users pay for their train tickets in three interest-free installments.
A total of 415 million trips were made across the country during the holiday, rising by 7.6% year on year, according to the ministry.
Cambodia is expected to attract 3 million Chinese tourists in 2020, 5 million in 2025 and up to 8 million in 2030.
There was an increase of almost 40 percent in the number of tourists to Jerusalem in 2018, making it one of the fastest growing destinations in the world.
Bookings to EU destinations during the Chinese New Year are ahead 9.2% compared to last year and the substantial increase in visitors is well above the global average which is 0.2% up from 2018.
According to Tourism Australia, 1.42 million people visited Australia from China in the 12 months to September 2018, spending AUD 11.5 billion (USD 8.28 billion).
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