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Indonesians Splurge on Eid Holidays After Covid Restrictions End

  • Flights, car sales surge as 85 million people travel for Eid
  • Holiday spending seen to bolster GDP growth despite inflation
Shopers inside Tanah Abang market in Jakarta on April 28.
Shopers inside Tanah Abang market in Jakarta on April 28.Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Ayu, 31, is ready to spend two years’ worth of savings when she joins millions of Indonesians to travel home and freely celebrate Eid al-Fitr for the first time since the pandemic.

“I will finally know how the exodus feels like,” she said.