The three ‘golden week’ holidays were originally introduced to increase tourism and free time. Starting in October 1999 it had a tremendous influence on the tourism industry. But holidays for a whole country on the same time brings big problems.
This topic has been a discussion among domestic tourism experts a long time. Zhang Hui, dean of the tourism administration department at Beijing International Studies University, introduced during a forum in Xiamen a possible solution to shorten the ‘golden weeks’ and increase the paid leave of Chinese employers.
This may be a good way to avoid the chaos caused by millions of domestic travellers during the ‘golden week’ holiday.