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Tourists flock to Guizhou over New Year holiday

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: 2021-01-04 Print

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Guizhou's Foding Mountain Hot Spring Resort is a good place to go in winter. [Photo/gog.cn]

During the New Year holiday, which lasted from Jan 1 to 3, Southwest China's Guizhou province received 6.56 million trips and achieved tourism revenue of 3.61 billion yuan ($556.49 million).

To prevent and control the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic, all of the province's scenic spots limited their visitor numbers to 75 percent of the maximum capacity.

To welcome tourists from all over the country, Guizhou provided abundant events and attractions for tourists to enjoy, including photographic exhibitions, online and offline cross-talk performances, the pilot operation of Guizhou Library's new hall and tourism routes with hot springs and skiing.

Tourists were also able to use coupons released on Guizhou's official online tourism platforms when shopping, skiing, or bathing in the province's spectacular hot springs.

Guizhou planned and launched six self-driving tourism routes for the winter season that feature historical sites, culture and science popularization activities.

During the three-day holiday, 1,193 airplanes carrying 144,800 passengers landed and took off in Guizhou, and 1,148 trains with 615,000 passengers left and arrived in the province.

All of the province's hotels and homestays saw increased occupancy rates. The 143 hotels under the monitoring system had an average occupancy of 42.44 percent, while hotels in popular scenic spots were crowded.

By 5 pm on Jan 3, Guizhou had not received any reports of accidents, novel coronavirus cases or complaints.

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