A Di­verse Tourism

Peo­ple’s Daily Oc­to­ber 9

Beijing Review - - This Week -

For the eight-day “Golden Week” hol­i­day of the Na­tional Day and Mid-Au­tumn Fes­ti­val, a lot of peo­ple chose to go tour­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Tourism Ad­min­is­tra­tion, from Oc­to­ber 1 to 7, var­i­ous scenic spots re­ceived a to­tal of 660 mil­lion tourists across China. Sta­tis­tics re­veal that in the first half of this year, the per-capita ex­pense on do­mes­tic tourism reached 855 yuan ($128.98), which ac­counts for 10 per­cent of the na­tion’s per-capita con­sump­tion ex­pen­di­ture. Nowa­days, tourism has be­come more di­verse. Sta­tis­tics show that 80 per­cent of the Chi­nese’s trav­el­ling is not for scenic spots. More peo­ple choose to stay in lo­cals’ vil­lage houses in­stead of ho­tels. Tourism is no longer con­fined to vis­it­ing a scenic spot. Theme parks, mu­se­ums and tra­di­tional cul­ture streets have also seen an ob­vi­ous growth in the num­ber of vis­i­tors. Tourists pur­sue high qual­ity and bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence in their trips.

Rapid ex­pan­sion of China’s high-speed rail­way net­work makes it more con­ve­nient for peo­ple to reach fa­mous scenic spots. Mo­bile pay­ments and im­proved In­ter­net ser­vices have also con­trib­uted to the boom­ing tourism in­dus­try.

To­day, Chi­nese tourists be­gin to pay more at­ten­tion to the qual­ity of their trips than be­fore. The over­all tourism en­vi­ron­ment should also catch up. Con­tin­u­ous ef­forts from both tourists and the in­dus­try will push China’s tourism to new heights.

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