Lunar New Year tourism hopes fizzle as Chinese stay home


              A man sits on a surfboard at Kuta beach on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker cleans a table in an empty seafood restaurant on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker walks through an empty Marni super market on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A man sits on a surfboard at Kuta beach on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker cleans a table in an empty seafood restaurant on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker walks through an empty Marni super market on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A man sits on a surfboard at Kuta beach on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker cleans a table in an empty seafood restaurant on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker walks through an empty Marni super market on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker cleans a table in an empty seafood restaurant on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker walks through an empty Marni super market on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker cleans a table in an empty seafood restaurant on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              A worker walks through an empty Marni super market on the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
            
              Flight passengers walk past a screen showing arrival schedules written in Chinese and English at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on Jan. 14, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
            
              Flight passengers walk through an arrival floor past Chinese and English signs indicating transportations to leave the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on Jan. 14, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
            
              Travelers wearing protective suits, face masks, and goggles stand in line to check in for a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing on Jan. 15, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A worker directs travelers at the check-in line for a Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Airplane passengers go through a gate after they arrived at a terminal for international flights at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
            
              Travelers from mainland China gather near the Ruins of St. Paul's, a tourist destination in Macao, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022. A hoped for boom in Chinese tourism over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers avoid traveling overseas, if at all. (AP Photo/Kanis Leung)
            
              A flight passenger walks past a screen showing arrival schedules written in Chinese and English at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
            
              Travelers from mainland China gather near the Ruins of St. Paul's, a tourist destination in Macao, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022. A hoped for boom in Chinese tourism over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers avoid traveling overseas, if at all. (AP Photo/Kanis Leung)
            
              Travelers from mainland China walk around Senado Square, a tourist destination in Macao, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022. A hoped for boom in Chinese tourism over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers avoid traveling overseas, if at all. (AP Photo/Kanis Leung)
            
              Travelers from mainland China walk around Senado Square, a tourist destination in Macao, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022. A hoped for boom in Chinese tourism over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers avoid traveling overseas, if at all. (AP Photo/Kanis Leung)
            
              Passengers arriving from China are escorted by a South Korean army soldier to proceed to a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea on Jan. 14, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Passengers arriving from China pass by a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea on Jan. 14, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Passengers arriving from China arrive at a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea on Jan. 14, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Passengers arriving from China arrive at a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea on Jan. 14, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Chinese tourists in traditional Thai dress visit at Wat Arun or the "Temple of Dawn" in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan. 12, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              A Chinese tourist in traditional Thai dress poses for a photograph at Wat Arun or the "Temple of Dawn" in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan. 12, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese tourists take selfies at Wat Arun or the "Temple of Dawn" in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan. 12, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              A Chinese tourist in traditional Thai dress poses for a photograp at Wat Arun or the "Temple of Dawn" in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan. 12, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              A Chinese tourist in traditional Thai costume poses for a photograph at Wat Arun or the "Temple of Dawn" in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan. 12, 2023. A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Lunar New Year tourism hopes fizzle as Chinese stay home