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Yunnan sees 6 mln tourist trips in Dragon Boat Festival

Updated:2020-06-29 18:07:30   Yunnan Gateway

During Dragon Boat Festival holiday that lasted from June 25 to 27, Yunnan province received a total of 6.066 million tourists, a decrease of 23.8% year on year.

The visitors brought the province a tourism revenue of 5.03 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 21.4% due mainly to the impact of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. 

During the holiday, local tourist authorities imposed limits on the number of tourists, so as to rid of possible epidemic outbreaks. Across Yunnan, a variety of merry-making activities were held at local scenic areas to spur consumption.

Up to now, more than 90% of the first-class tourist attractions in Yunnan have been reopened, and 50.43% of the travel agencies have resumed service. Most hotels and theaters have resumed business activities.

The number of driving tours in the province reached 3.329 million, equivalent to 90% of that in the same period last year. 

No serious tourist complaints, accidents or new Covid-19 cases were found during the holiday.

Reporting by Liu Ziyu; trans-editing by Wang Shixue and Yuan Yingcen 

Keywords:   Yunnan tourist Dragon Boat Festival