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Dalian reaps 972 mln yuan in tourism during Qingming Festival
BY 2017-04-05 08:04:52

(DALIANNEWS)- The city’s tourism bureau announced on Tuesday that the port city of Dalian witnessed its first travel peak in spring during the Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-sweeping Festival, from April 2 to 4, 2017.

During the three-day holiday, the coastal city received 661,000 tourists from home and abroad, up 10.83 percent than that of the previous year, and achieved a comprehensive tourism revenue of 972 million yuan, increasing 12.46 percent than that of the last year.

The city’s scenic spots also received 355,000 tourists during this period, an increase of 11.5 percent, with a business revenue of 35.202 million yuan, up 12.2 percent. Among them, the hot springs resorts saw 75,200 visitors, up 12.1 percent, while the rural tours attracted 93,500 visitors, an increase of 11.6 percent.

  清明小长假火了乡村游。

Tourists enjoy fun in a strawberry greenhouse during Qingming Festival in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province.

 
A tourist enjoys fun at a hot spring resort during Qingming Festival in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province.

Due to the warm weather during the Qingming Festival holiday, local residents and tourists took lots of activities such as going out for picnicking, fishing, ancestor worship, having farmhouse meals in local farmyard as well as having hot spring bath.

According to the report, the self-driving tour has become a major travel style for tourists. More than 60 percent of the tourists who enjoy the rural tours chose this way to spend their holiday.

(Editor:Grace) (From:DALIANNEWS)
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