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China’s domestic tourism industry on course for ‘orderly recovery’ as Ching Ming Festival boosts travel, box office revenues

08/4 2021 14:45

The Ching Ming Festival, more widely known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, took place in China on Monday, with 102 million trips recorded over the extended three-day weekend
China’s overall transport system carried 145 million passengers over the three days, while box office revenues surpassed 800 million yuan (US$122 million), a record for the holiday

A three figure percentage increase in the number of trips undertaken in China during the recent three-day weekend points towards an “orderly recovery” of the domestics tourism industry, further underlining post-coronavirus recovery in the world’s second largest economy.

The Ching Ming Festival, more widely known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, took place in China on Monday, and according to data from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 102 million trips were recorded over the extended three-day weekend.

This represented an increase of 144.6 per cent year on year, while tourism revenue rose 229 per cent year on year to 27.2 billion yuan (US$4.1 billion), although the surge in percentage terms is due in part to the low comparison base from the same period last year when the coronavirus tore through the world’s second-largest economy.

In terms of pre-coronavirus levels, the number of trips recorded reached around 94.5 per cent, while tourism revenues were at 56.7 per cent.