Better prices, services boost holiday travel低廉票价高质服务促假期出游高峰 时间:2018-10-11 单词数:2010
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Nearly 730 million trips were made by Chinese travelers within China over the seven-day National Day holiday, a year-on-year increase of 9.43 percent, thanks to cheaper tickets and higher-quality travel services, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The figure was even more impressive given the fact that National Day 2017 overlapped with Mid-Autumn Festival.
Travel and tourism-related revenue tallied between Monday and Sunday hit nearly 600 billion yuan ($87 billion), up 9.04 percent compared with 2017.
The ministry said that 981 State-level attractions lowered ticket prices, while 74 were free to the public prior to the travel boom during the break.
Nearly 290 State-level attractions in Shandong province offered free entry, while 133 offered reduced ticket prices.
Visits to Yellow Crane Tower, Wudang Mountain and Shennongjia National Nature Reserve in Hubei province saw a sharp increase over the holiday due to lower prices, while the Three Gorges Dam was rated as one of the most popular attractions among venues offering free entry.
Food combo packages were also introduced to help improve travel experiences.
Mount Laojun in Luoyang, Henan province, offered 1-yuan meals featuring noodles, sausages and steamed buns to travelers over the break, People’s Daily reported on Thursday.
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