Domestic tourism recovering during China's National Day holiday

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-09 21:55:35|Editor: huaxia

Tourist attractions across China received a total of 637 million visits during the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday from Oct. 1 to 8, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on Thursday. The figure represents 79 percent of the visits made during the same holiday last year on a comparable basis. Tourism revenue reached 466.56 billion yuan (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 the ministry. According to statistics from China's major e-commerce platform Meituan, tourism consumption recovered on the whole during the eight-day holiday, with Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an, and Chongqing being the top five cities in terms of tourism consumption activity.