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Patriotic tours and four-day weeks: How China’s cities are promoting local travel

Jane Li
Chinese tourists
Chinese tourists

On previous Lunar New Year holidays, Gelato Fu could be found lying on a beach in Bali, or exploring the Chinatowns of cities like Los Angeles. But this year, just like last year, Covid-19 has forced the 34-year-old accountant to spend the festival in her hometown—the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing. “I was on a…

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