With only two weeks left before the May Day holiday, it seems Beijing residents are not as keen to get away as in previous golden week holiday.
Major travel agencies in the city have reported disappointing sales figures for traditionally popular destinations, such as Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea.
With the expectation for Phuket Island in Thailand, all overseas destinations, including previously popular Bali, have seen disappointing sales.
It seems that most Beijingers have chosen to spend the holidays in the city, and travel overseas during a less busy period.
(CRI April 15, 2004)