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Holiday rebound – Global Times

Tourists at the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Henan Province on April 4 Photo: VCG

Tourists at the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Henan Province on April 4 Photo: VCG

China’s tourism industry is seeing a speedy recovery as tourist attractions are receiving a surging number of visitors during the spring holidays.

Red tourism, which refers to visiting historical sites with a revolutionary legacy, was among the most popular types of tours during the Tomb-Sweeping Day holiday, a holiday for people to mourn the deceased and honor martyrs.

According to data from Tongcheng-Elong, China’s online travel agency (OTA), during the Tomb-Sweeping Day holiday and the upcoming May Day holiday, the agency’s flight bookings to red tourism destinations accounted for 15.6 percent of all flights, up 4 percentage points from the same period…

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