Chinese tourists keen on short-distance travel, focus on safety: report
Published: Feb 12, 2021 05:01 PM

Tourists visit the Harbin Ice-Snow World in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 2, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

Chinese tourists showed more interest in near destinations and focused more on safety in travel consumption in 2020, a recent report showed.

Short-distance travel registered the fastest recovery from the COVID-19 setbacks within the tourism industry since the second quarter of last year, according to a report by Chinese travel service and social-networking platform Mafengwo.

Metropolises' outskirts and neighboring cities, such as Beijing's Yanqing District and Tonglu County in the east Chinese city of Hangzhou, became tourists' top choices for such trips.

Meanwhile, safety topped all concerns for Chinese tourists during their trips, followed by accommodation and transport, the report said.

It also showed that tourists born after 2000 are becoming an important group in travel consumption, accounting for 14.5 percent of the total tourist number last year.