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Guizhou sees boom in tourism during Qingming Festival holiday

Updated: Apr 7, 2024 eguizhou.gov.cn Print
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Baili Azalea Scenic Area is a popular destination for flower viewing during the holiday. [Photo/ddcpc website]

According to data released by online Chinese travel agencies on April 6, during the Qingming Festival holiday, which lasted from April 4 to 6, the number of bookings in Southwest China's Guizhou province increased by 119 percent year-on-year.

Ticket sales for tourist attractions rose by 380 percent year-on-year, hotel reservations increased by 189 percent year-on-year, and car rentals increased 10-fold year-on-year.

Popular regions like Chongqing, Beijing, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangsu, and Shanghai were revealed as the top sources of tourists heading to Guizhou.

During the three-day holiday, sightseeing and flower viewing were popular. In Bijie, the Baili Azalea Scenic Area received over 150,000 visitors on April 4, the most yet this year.

To attract more tourists from across the country, Guizhou launched a series of discounts in March.

During the Qingming Festival holiday, children under 6, seniors over 60, students at all levels (including those from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan), as well as specific groups like police officers, teachers, medics, and residents of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, enjoyed free entry to A-level State-owned scenic spots in Guizhou.

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