Consumer How have Chinese consumers' travel plans changed?

With the Coronavirus affecting travel worldwide, time spent with Chinese travel-related apps has fallen since the beginning of the year.

24 Mar 2020
  • Time spent with ride-on-demand apps is down 35% YTD and is at its lowest level since UBS Evidence Lab started collecting data in January 2016.
  • Airline app usage is down 35% YTD but still higher than it was a year ago.
  • While hotel app usage initially declined at the start of the year, time spent is now close to flat relative to January 1, 2020 (down less than 2%).

China travel apps average time spent by weekly active users

Source: UBS Evidence Lab