‘Red tourism’ a hit for May Day holiday travel

Twelve-year-old Zhou Xinyue planned the May Day holiday trip for her family. Instead of going to the beach, she chose four revolutionary sites in south China’s Guangdong Province. 

“I’ve heard my classmates talking about the East River Column, but I don’t know much about its history, so I wanted to visit the memorial to learn about it. My parents and elder brother were happy to join me,” she said.

Revolutionary sites have become a travel hit during the May Day holiday. As of 3 p.m. on Saturday, the first day of the five-day holiday, 13 “red tourism” sites in Guangdong received 23,000 visits during the holiday, up by 298.9 percent year on year, according to the provincial culture and tourism…

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