G20 city gets tourism boom
Most of Hangzhou, East China's famous scenic city, was cordoned off for the G20 summit earlier this month, but bookings by tourists have skyrocketed.
The number of bookings by domestic visitors traveling on package or self-guided tours to Hangzhou surged by 218 percent from Sept 10 through Sunday, said Lvmama, an online travel-service provider. The G20 Leaders' Summit ended on Sept 5.
Ctrip, the country's largest online travel agency, reported a surge of 150 percent year-onyear from Sept 13 to 17.