Tourism rebounds in Shanxi over Tomb Sweeping Day holiday

(chinadaily.com.cn)

Updated: 2021-04-06

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Students carry out worship and cleaning activities at a martyrs' cemetery in Changzhi city, Shanxi province, on April 3. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]

North China's Shanxi province received 8.94 million visits from domestic tourists during the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday, which ran from April 3 to 5, generating 4.67 billion yuan ($713.14 million) in tourism revenue.

The tourist reception number increased 27.8 percent year-on-year and recovered to 92.65 percent of that during the same period in 2019. Tourism revenue increased 26.85 percent year-on-year, slightly higher than that of the same period in 2019. 

Among the visitors, 50.82 percent were from within Shanxi and 49.18 percent were from outside the province, with the majority coming from Hebei province, Shaanxi province and Beijing. 

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People enjoy the blooming flowers of spring in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on April 4. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]

During the three-day holiday, 60 major scenic areas in Shanxi received 441,100 visits. 

Cultural venues were popular during the holiday, with 73.61 percent of tourists choosing to go to museums, cultural blocks and libraries. 

To cherish the memory of the revolutionary martyrs and welcome the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party, Shanxi launched a number of red-themed tourism activities and travel routes, which attracted many tourists. 

Visitors were also keen to view blooming flowers in Shanxi, and the provincial culture and tourism authority promoted 62 recommended spring flower sites across 11 cities.