Highway toll fees for passenger vehicles have been waived during Golden Week. Drivers could save hundreds in Yunnan alone. Saving well over a grand driving inter-provinces. Cars were in queue near toll stations on the night of September 30th waiting to capitalize on savings. For many working families, these long holidays are one of the few opportunities they could synchronize family trips. Furthermore, park attractions have also lifted admissions, such as those in Dali.
Caution against another low cost courier service in Best Express (百世). At least in Kunming, Best Express stations have been in financial troubles such that their deliverymen are owed months of salary. Their couriers have been on strike lately, complaining that on top of unpaid wages, they are only paid a pittance (e.g. 0.8 yuan per delivery of heavy over-sized items).
Large size packages of Best Express have been held hostage, so to speak. Logistics bottlenecks have incurred resulting in numerous complaints by customers in town. Best stay away from them for the time being. Yunda is another low-cost shipment service ecommerce often use.