China's domestic travel during Golden Week holiday spurs economy

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-11 19:01:53|Editor: huaxia

China's National Day holiday, or the Golden Week holiday, this year has emerged from the shadow of COVID-19 as more than 600 million tourists made domestic trips, showing China's strong rebound from the pandemic, which will give global economic recovery a leg up. The annual public holiday is traditionally a prime time for entertainment, travel and spending. According to statistics released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a total of 637 million visits were received in tourist attractions across the country, representing 79 percent of last year's number, and tourism revenue amounted to 466.56 billion yuan (69 billion U.S. dollars), regaining 69.9 percent of that earned last year. Wuhan, the heroic city once hard hit by coronavirus, has re-showed its appeal to visitors who thronged famous scenic spots in the city, especially the Yellow Crane Tower. The historic building launched night tours for the first time since its opening to the public in 1985 after reconstruction. The landmark topped the "country's hottest scenic spots" rankings by a large online travel agency Group, with the number of visitors who made reservations reaching the daily limit of 25,000 in the week.