- MEDIA CENTER
Guizhou's Huangguoshu Waterfall is decorated with vibrant light shows to attract visitors at night. [Photo/ddcpc website]
During the National Day holidays on Oct 1-7, Southwest China's Guizhou province received 47.08 million tourist visits and generated 31.47 billion yuan ($4.88 billion) in tourism income, up 16.65 percent and 13.41 percent year-on-year, respectively.
Aiming for high-quality tourism development, Guizhou has launched 56 new scenic areas, as well as new business models and tourism products, offering tourists more choices.
Statistics showed that during the first four days of the break, the average occupancy rate of Guizhou's 152 hotels was 70.32 percent, up 4.8 percent year-on-year.
Meanwhile, 2,447 civil aviation flights arrived in and departed from Guizhou, up 25.81 percent during the first four days of the holiday, while the railways and highways reportedly transported more passengers than last year.
Guizhou's Baili Azalea Nature Reserve is proving popular. It offered ticket discounts during the National Day holiday. [Photo/ddcpc website]
To ensure safety in its scenic areas, Guizhou's culture and tourism departments are strictly following COVID-19 prevention and control rules, to limit tourist volumes and handle emergencies. During the seven-day holiday, Guizhou received no reports of COVID-19 cases or tourism accidents.
In recent years, the province has focused on traffic infrastructure and has rolled out full expressway coverage in its counties – as well as air flights to all cities and high-speed railway coverage in all its cities.
By the end of 2020, Guizhou had opened a cumulative 7,600 kilometers of expressways to traffic. It had built nine municipal and prefecture-level bus passenger stations and built bus passenger stations in all 88 counties.
The convenient transport system has reportedly made Guizhou an ideal place to travel.