750 mln Chinese tourists roaming in the ‘Golden Week’

Source:People's Daily Online Published: 2015-10-6 11:33:38

Photo taken on Oct. 5, 2015 shows Ciqikou ancient town crowded with tourists, in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. Ciqikou ancient town received 49,000 person-time on Sunday, according to the authority.Photo: Xinhua


Transportation statistics in China shows that during the "Golden Week" over 750 million Chinese people are expected to use either railway or highway to travel domestically. This figure accounts for half of the population in China.

Chinese Ministry of Transport anticipated some 640 million people use the highway during the seven-day-holiday, with a 6.1 percent increase from last year's. In the coming two days, over 95 million people are expected to travel on the Chinese highways each day. "Beijing, Guangdong, Sichuan, Anhui provinces and some tourist attractions will see the spikes," said Liu Pengfei, spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Transport.

According to China Railway, some 100 million people are using the railway in the "Golden Week", with a 10 percent increase from last year's figure. "People are willing to travel. With the development of Chinese railway system, the figure is going up," said Song Jianguo, Party Secretary at Beijing West Railway Station

This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 27 is followed directly by the "Golden Week" from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7. With a total of nine-day-holiday, the historic daily passenger loads on Chinese highways and railways have exceeded the figures from this year's Spring Festival Travel Season.

Tourists are seen at the West Lake of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, on the third day of the National Day holiday, Oct. 3, 2015. Photo: Xinhua


Tourists cram onto the Great Wall in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 2, 2015, the second day of the National Day holidays. Photo: Xinhua


Passengers queue to board trains at the railway station of Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Oct. 1, 2015. A travel peak is seen in Zhengzhou on Thursday, the first day of the National Day holidays which spans from Oct. 1 to 7. Photo: Xinhua


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