As the Malaysia Airlines MH 370 disaster unfolds, Chinese travel agencies have experienced a dramatic decrease in tourists to Malaysia. Guangzhou travel agency GZL has witnessed a 40% drop in visitors to Singapore and Malaysia in March.
The 40-day Spring Festival travel rush, known as chunyun, starts Thursday, and is expected to see 3.6 billion passenger journeys, an increase of 200 million from last year, authorities announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
Couples with one spouse who is an only child will be permitted to have two children under a decision announced on Nov. 15, 2013 by the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee.
According to figures released by the national holiday office, 428 million tourists traveled in China over the week-long holiday, bringing in total revenues of 223.3 billion yuan (36.5 billion U.S. dollars).
Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.