89.14 million trips have been made during the Dragon Boat Festival, recovering to 98.7% of pre-pandemic levels


Children play in a lavender farm in Huocheng county, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 13, 2021. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese travelers made more than 89 million trips during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holidays, celebrated from Saturday to Monday, an increase of 94.1 percent year-on-year with a recovery of about 98.7 percent of pre-pandemic levels, according to data released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) on Monday. 

Data on the performance of China’s tourism industry during the May Day holidays showed a full-fledged recovery of this market in terms of travel numbers, although the country’s tourism industry is still waiting for a further rebound of consumption.

According to the data by MCT, short trips still prevail in China as its battle with the coronavirus pandemic has not totally ended. During the Dragon Boat Festival holidays, 29.1 percent of domestic tourists chose to travel around the cities where they live, 34.4 percent chose to…

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