Guangdong cancels the "Golden Week" program 51, does not carry out a holiday

The General Office of the State Council issued a notice recently requesting all localities to strictly implement the relevant provisions of the national statutory holidays. This notice has allowed the "folly-moving" curve to recover from the "May 1" Golden Week plan...

The General Office of the State Council issued a notice recently requesting all localities to strictly implement the relevant provisions of the national statutory holidays. This notice has made the "May 1" Golden Week plan to be paralyzed everywhere. Guangdong Province, which took the lead in launching the curve to restore the “May 1st” Golden Week Plan, also forwarded the notice of the State Council on the 28th, requesting that all provinces and units no longer carry out relocation.

On March 25, Guangdong set a detailed vacation plan for this year's "May 1st" and re-adjusted the holiday to 7 days. At the same time, many places want to follow the example of Guangdong. Chongqing, Hunan, Xinjiang and other places have also suggested to the relevant departments, hoping to resume the "May 1" Golden Week. Hangzhou, Suzhou and Nanjing also intend to join hands to restore the "May 1" holiday. However, the Guangdong “May 1st” vacation plan was just stopped when it was launched. The relevant government departments issued an urgent notice on the evening of 25th, asking the local media to stop propaganda and reporting on the “May 1st” vacation plan. The official website of the Guangdong Provincial Tourism Administration was also withdrawn.

On the 28th, the General Office of the Guangdong Provincial Government forwarded the notice of the State Council, requesting that all localities and units in the province no longer carry out the retreat, which marked the failure of the local government represented by Guangdong to challenge the State Council's holiday system. However, Guangdong Province has also found a small step for itself, allowing it to sign agreements with travel agencies, hotels and other units. Individuals are willing to take advantage of national holidays to take long vacations during the “May 1st” period. According to the relevant provisions of the Annual Leave Regulations, each unit may flexibly arrange according to the specific conditions of production and work and the wishes of the employees themselves.

"Whether it is disguised or the recovery of the curve, the 'May 1' holiday, the holiday of the country's spin-off has pieced together a 7-day unified vacation within the province, which is actually contrary to the central government's holiday reform spirit. On the morning of the 28th, Cai Jiming, head of the Holiday Reform Research Group of Tsinghua University, raised an objection to the “May 1st” holiday plan announced by Guangdong Province. Cai Jiming believes that some local governments have resumed the "May 1" appeal, saying that the Golden Week can stimulate tourism income growth, but there are unreasonable places.

First, the local government believes that the Golden Week can boost tourism economic growth, and there is no sufficient data to prove it. For example, Guangdong's tourism industry accounts for a large proportion of the province's GDP, but if it can produce data to prove that the cancellation of the "May 1" Golden Week, how to reduce tourism revenue is convincing.

Second, if the “May 1st” holiday is simply restored, it will actually have no positive effect on the income growth of the local area itself. Let local residents take long vacations, nothing more than to travel to other places, local residents' income has slipped to the outside, reducing local GDP growth.

Third, the state stipulates that statutory holidays are fully justified. In 2008, a new holiday system was implemented to break down the "May 1" long holiday into Qingming, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival. The country made such a decision because: First, this Golden Week The pulling effect of the economy is actually not obvious. Second, the cultural significance, political significance, and social significance of turning traditional festivals into statutory holidays far exceeds its economic significance.

According to reports, Guangdong Province's March 1st this year's "May 1" vacation plan stipulates that the province will arrange a holiday from May 1st to 7th, of which 1 day is a legal holiday, and 2nd and 3rd are weekends. On the 4th and 5th, the two working days will be reversed on the 9th and 10th, and on the 6th and 7th, the individual paid annual leave will be used.