Shanghai — China’s tourism sector showed encouraging signs of recovery over the May Day holiday with 115-million trips made, many by car and by younger people emerging from weeks of a coronavirus lockdown, according to government data and operators.

The five-day holiday from May 1 was an important test for the tourism industry, one of the sectors hardest hit by Covid-19, which emerged in central China late last year and triggered shutdowns of up to three months to rein it in...

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