Lunar New Year tourism hopes fizzle as Chinese stay home

A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays

January 19, 2023

A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travellers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. From the beaches of Bali to Hokkaido's powdery ski slopes, the hoards of Chinese often seen in pre-COVID days will still be missing, tour operators say.