Spring Festival Travel Rush to Start Soon
Known as the largest annual migration in the planet, the Spring Festival transport will be starting soon as people from big cities travel to return to their hometowns for the holidays. Statistics from a online ticket booking office showed that the top three cities that have the most departures are Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing and it says that there will be 2.91 billion trips will be made during the 40 day travel rush that started last January 24.
Data from the national railway service center said peak travel time nationwide happens during the pre festival period which is February 5, and two days before the Lunar New Year Eve on February 7. Fluctuations in the demand of tickets influences the prices, when airfare from Shenzhen to Chengdu costs about 1,500 before February 6 but drops down o 600 yuan after February 7. Others say that staying in big cities is another option during the travel rush as most people goes home for the holidays leaving this big cities empty.
Others are planning trips to close by Asian countries of to Hong Kong which are great choices for holiday trips especially those with kids. People going out on this holidays are advised to travel wisely and to be safe. Travelers are also warned on pickpockets during the travel rush s they take advantage of the traffic and commotion. People are said to lock their luggage and marked or label it properly to avoid it being stolen.