Zhengzhou Included in the List of Top 10 Most Attractive Destinations for Short-distance Tours During May Day Holiday

Domestic travelers showed exceptional enthusiasm for traveling during this May Day holiday, the first mini-break after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Top 10 Most Popular Scenic Areas in Henan

According to the latest tourism report, the top 10 most popular scenic areas in Henan during this May Day holiday were Longmen Grottoes, The Song Dynasty of Kungfu City, Kaifeng Museum, Yuntai Mountain Scenic Area, Millennium City Park, Baoquan Tourist Resort Area, China National Flower Garden, Sui-Tang Remains Botanical Garden, Shaolin Temple, and Enjoy Animal Kingdom.

During the five-day holiday, the number of outbound travel orders increased by nearly 30 percent from the same period in April. In addition, the top 5 most popular outbound travel destinations (countries/regions) for Henan residents were Hong Kong (China), Thailand, South Korea, Macao (China), and Singapore.

The top 10 most popular domestic travel destinations were Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi'an, Wuhan, and Shenzhen.  Moreover, as centers surrounded by many scenic spots, Jinan, Suzhou, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Shenyang, Hefei, Wuxi, Ningbo, Xuzhou and Taiyuan were listed among the top 10 most attractive destinations for short-distance tours.

According to the analysis of industry insiders, during the holiday, Zhengzhou became an important family travel destination that served the demand of tourists from cities in Henan and neighboring provinces and attracted many road trip enthusiasts based on its transportation advantages.

A Significant Increase in Demand for Private Group Tours

This year, the number of private group tour orders, including those of "independently-formed groups" and "groups provided with dedicated cars and guides", increased by 874% compared to the May Day holiday in 2019, with an 11% increase in average consumption per order. The popularity of private group tours effectively drove consumers' demand for tour guides and vehicles during the May Day holiday.

Cross-province Hotel Bookings Accounting for Over 70% of Total Hotel Bookings

During this holiday, cross-province hotel bookings accounted for more than 70% of the total hotel bookings in China, while the number of hotel orders saw a significant increase compared to the same period in 2019. Specifically, the number of orders for hotels in South China was significantly higher than that in North China.

In addition, more and more users tended to get away from the cities and take rural areas as their travel destinations during the holiday, and Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Hangzhou became the cities where country tours were most popular.

Sales of Tickets in Domestic Scenic Areas Being Over Three-fold The Figure Before Pandemic

During the holiday, the sales of tickets in domestic scenic areas were ten times the figure in the previous year, and over three-fold the figure in the May Day holiday of 2019. According to Ctrip's data on the number of visitors going to scenic areas for short-distance tours, there was a report announcing that the top 5 most popular scenic areas for short-distance tours were Shanghai Disney Resort, Humble Administrator's Garden, Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area, Mount Emei, and Mount Hua.

Increasingly Popular Road Trips

As road trips continue to gain popularity, the number of car rental orders in China increased by 574% compared to last year and more than 300% compared to the same period in 2019.

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