Mad rush of travellers expected during Chinese New Year

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Spring Festiival Temple Fair opening ceremony in Beijing

The Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 10 this year, is expected to witness a mad travel rush among millions of people, with the bulk consisting of migrant workers and college students travelling home for family reunions.

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important of traditional Chinese holidays. It usually starts 15 days before Lunar New Year’s Eve and ends 25 days after.

According to official estimates, people will spend $3.4 billion on trips during this year’s celebrations, setting a new record.