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Guizhou hosts millions during Dragon Boat Festival holiday

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: 2020-06-28 Print

During the Dragon Boat Festival holiday on June 25-27 this year, Southwest China's Guizhou province saw over 9.73 million passenger trips there -- achieving total tourism revenue of 2.44 billion yuan ($343.93 million), according to local officials.

They said this was 42.2 percent and 22.2 percent, respectively, of the total number of passenger visits and revenue for the corresponding period of last year.

Officials said 131,700 tourists arrived and departed from Guizhou by plane, while 516,800 tourists traveled by train, including 430,300 tourists by high-speed train.

In addition, 2.99 million cars went through Guizhou's expressway entrances and 3 million cars went through its expressway exits.

Officials said Guizhou strictly followed the principles of tourist number limitation, online reservations and visits during different time periods to ensure a safe and orderly operated tourism market.

To enrich the variety of tourism products, Guizhou launched a series of activities aiming to showcase its traditional culture.

Tours to rural areas, nature and historical sites were high on the agenda and were hot favorites with tourists.

More tourists choose to go on one-day tours, short-distance trips, night tours and self-drive tours for the holiday.

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