Domestic Tourism Recovers During National Holiday

Added On October 9, 2020

According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, tourist attractions across China received a total of 637 million visits during the holiday. The figure represents 79 percent of the visits made during the same period last year on a comparable basis. Tourism revenue reached over 466 billion yuan, or about 68.5 billion U.S. dollars, a recovery of 69.9 percent of the revenue gained in the same period in 2019. According to statistics from China's major e-commerce platform Meituan, tourism consumption recovered on the whole, with Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an, topping tourism consumption activity. Data from the Ministry of Transport showed that China's daily passenger trips of railways, highways, waterways, and civil aviation reached 62.12 million during the holiday. From Oct. 1st to 8th, a total of 379 million highway passenger trips are expected, while the traffic flow of China's road network was at a sustained high level and remained generally orderly. Meanwhile, effective epidemic prevention and control measures help maintain a safe holiday. Figures from Chinese health authority showed that no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported during the eight-day holiday.