Chengdu's Tourist Revenue Hits Record High during Golden Week

Authors: Go Chengdu

2015-10-09

Chengdu created a new high in tourist income during the just-concluded weeklong National Day holiday, which is known as "Golden Week" for travel in China.
Robust growth
During the holiday, Chengdu received nearly 11.59 million domestic and international tourists, a 3.1-percent increase over the previous year, and accomplished a tourist revenue of about 10.55 billion yuan, 21.7 percent higher than that of a year earlier.

Agro-tourism and self-drive trip become more popular
Watching a Sichuan Opera show in the tea house inside the People's Park, exploring the Three Kingdoms culture in Wuhou Shrine Museum and enjoying rural environment and tasting rustic food in suburban Sansheng Village in the day time; taking a stroll and having authentic Sichuan food in the Wide and Narrow Alleys, and going shopping in the Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu...This is Feng Yu's travel itinerary during the Golden Week. She is from Bejing and spent two and a half days in downtown Chengdu.

Recreational suburban trip and self-drive tour were popular during the 7-day holiday. An estimated 80 percent of domestic tourists from local and surrounding areas, Beijing, Chongqing and Shaanxi, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces made a self-drive or self-service tour in and around the city.
The wetland parks and ecological farms in the city’s suburbs saw a travel peak during the holiday. According to statistics from the Chengdu Municipal Tourism Bureau, some suburban agro-tourism farms including the Sansheng Village, Xingfu Meilin and Nongke Village witnessed a sharp rise in visitors.

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