China’s tourism sector began to pick up during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, as some provinces and cities, including Shanghai, are once again permitting travel between regions.
Orders placed with online travel agencies such as Trip.com, China’s biggest, soared more than 30% during the Dragon Boat Festival from June 3 to yesterday compared with the Tomb Sweeping Festival holiday between April 3 and April 5, according to data released by travel agencies yesterday.
China’s top six tourist attractions were also the most popular destinations by plane over the holiday period. The three busiest routes were to Chengdu in southwestern Sichuan province, Trip.com’s air ticketing data showed.
Homestay and camping gained popularity during this year’s Dragon Boat Festival, with related online searches jumping 24% and 54%, respectively, from a month earlier, according to figures from Tongcheng Travel.
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