Travel: Na­tional Day trav­el­ers ready for rush

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By LUO WANG­SHU in Bei­jing lu­owang­shu@chi­


•Shen­zhen, Guang­dong province

•Chengdu, Sichuan province are in­creas­ingly mo­ti­vated by •Hangzhou, Zhe­jiang province •ZhengzhouRail­way Sta­tion, ser­vice. The av­er­age time to get to rail­way “Chi­nese peo­ple were won­der­ful, cel­e­brat­ing hun­dred­shol­i­days He­nanof mil­lions provinceof the hol­i­day. •Wuhan, travel Hubei book­ing province ser­vice. sta­tions and air­ports in ma­jor cities at home be­fore, but now of travel peo­ple­has leav­ing •Hangzhoufor “Anal­y­sis EastRail­wayof pre­vi­ousS­ta­tion, data •Suzhou, He Jiangsu es­ti­mated provincethat the num­ber With will the in­crease week­long by Na­tional­more than 20 grad­u­ally be­come a ma­jor va­ca­tion­way toat the cel­e­brate same time can Zhe­jiang shows provincethat 8 am on Oct 1 and •Xi’an, Shaanx­iof China’s province tourists dur­ing per­cent,Day hol­i­daythe re­port just said. around hol­i­days,” said Wangbe stress­ful. Xiaosong, •Guangzhou4 pm SouthRail­wayon Oct 7 may be the •Chang­sha,this Golden Hu­nan Week provincewill again the The cor­ner, worst mas­sive­places for do­mes­tic high­way trav­el­ers CEO of Lv­, a On ma­jor Sept on­line30, evening Sta­tion,rush Guang­dong­peaks of the province hol­i­day rush by reach a record. mi­gra­tionto be are will high­wayssoon be­gin,in Guangzhou travel book­ing ser­vice. hour will start an av­er­age •Shang­haiof road,” HongqiaoRail­way­said Li Zhi­tang, head of For some, how­ever, the and caus­ing Sichuan heavy prov­inces traf­fic and jams, the Bei­jingHe es­ti­mated that the two num­berand a of half China’s hours early Sta­tion,in Shang­haiBaidu Map. va­ca­tion pe­riod is not so golden Tian­jin-He­beipacked trains re­gion,and long which lines are pre­dicted tourists dur­ing this Chi­nese Golden cities, Week ac­cord­ing •Bei­jingWestRail­wayto a The Na­tional Sta­tion, Day hol­i­day, •HangzhouWest­for travel. Lake, Zhe­jiang at air­ have the most crowded roads, will again reach a record. re­port by Didi Chux­ing, China’s Bei­jing from Oct 1 to Oct 7, is one province“I just want to stay at ac­cord­ingTravel record­sto a re­portare ex­pect­ed­from the Baidu For some, how­ever, the va­ca­tion big­gest pe­riod car-on-de­mand •Nan­jing of SouthRail­wayChina’s two Gold­enS­ta­tion, Week •Bei­jing home Olympi­cand take Park,a good Bei­jing rest. searchto be bro­ken en­gine com­pany.again this va­ca­tion is not so golden for travel. ser­vice. The av­er­age time Jiang­suto hol­i­day province pe­ri­ods, the other •Wu­tai We Moun­tain,rarely have Shanxia chance to Baidu pe­riod data pre­dic­tas in­creas­ing­lythe most crowded “I just want to stay at get hometo rail­wayand take sta­tions •GuangzhouRail­wayand be­ing Spring Sta­tion, Fes­ti­val, which province en­joy such a long hol­i­day and times pros­per­ous,to travel hol­i­day-hap­py­will be the first and last a good rest. We rarely have air­portsa chan­cein ma­jorto cities Guang­dong­will usually province falls in Jan­uary or •Badal­ingI don’t GreatWall,want to waste Bei­jin­git on see­ing two Chi­nese­days of trav­el­er­s­the hol­i­day. pack tourism en­joy white-col­lar such work­era long in hol­i­day in­crease and byI don’t more than 20 •Shen­zhen­per­cent, Fe­bru­ary. NorthRail­way •Qing­hai ‘peo­pleLake, Qing­hai moun­tain, province peo­ple “Anal­y­sis­sites at homeof pre­vi­ou­sand abroad. data shows Bei­jing want to waste it on see­ing the ‘peo­plere­port said.

Sta­tion, Guang­dongWhile the province huge mi­gra­tion sea’,” said Xu Ji­ayu, a whitecol­lar that More8 am than on 660 Oct mil­lion1 and 4 trip­spm on Oct 7 moun­tain, peo­ple sea’,” saidXuThe worst Ji­ayu, placesa for high­way

•Xi’anRail­way in Sta­tion,the spring is mainly •Palace Mu­seum,worker in Bei­jing Bei­jing, us­ing may will be be the made peaks by of road the and hol­i­day rush white-col­lar worker in Bei­jing, trav­el­ers us­ing toa be are high­ways

Shaanxi province­caused by tra­di­tional fam­ily •An­cienta pop­u­larCity of Chi­nese Pingyao, ex­pres­sion by water road,” dur­ing­said Li the Zhi­tang, up­com­ing head of by BaiduMap. 11.3 per­cent pop­u­lar year-on-year,Chi­nese ex­pres­sionin Guangzhoufor and Sichuan

•Bei­jing re­unions, SouthRail­waythe au­tum­nS­ta­tion, trips Shanxi for province crowds. hol­i­day, a slight in­crease over China Rail­way crowds. Corp es­ti­mated prov­inces and the Bei­jingBei­jing are in­creas­ingly mo­ti­vated •Moun­tainRe­sortNe­ti­zens al­soin Chengde,made jokes the The same Na­tional pe­riod Day last hol­i­day,year, Xu from Oct on 1 Wed­nes­day. Ne­ti­zens The also peak made Tian­jin-He­bei­jokes on­line re­gion, which by tourism. He­bei on­line province about tourists rush­ing to Cheng­guang,Oct 7, is one spokesmanof China’s twoof Golde­nof the rail­way about rush touristswill be rush­ingOct to are pop­u­lar pre­dicted sight­see­ingto have the most “Chi­nese peo­ple were cel­e­brat­ing

•Ter­ra­cot­taWar­riorsto pop­u­lar sight­seein­gin Xi’an, spots. Week­the Min­istry hol­i­day of pe­ri­ods, Trans­port, the said other 1, be­ing when 14.2 mil­lion spots. train trips crowded roads, ac­cord­ing

•Bei­jingto a hol­i­days at home Shaanxi province“In­stead of see­ing the beau­ti­ful Spring Wed­nes­day. Fes­ti­val, Xu’s which agency usu­al­lyreg­u­lates falls are ex­ “In­stead of see­ing re­port­the beau­ti­ful­from the Baidu search

•Shang­hai be­fore, but now travel has •Huang­shan Great Moun­tain,Wall, you An­huican see Jan­uary thoseor Fe­bru­ary.meth­ods of travel. Air travel GreatWall, reg­u­la­tors you were can see en­gi­neonly heels com­pany.and

•Guangzhou, grad­u­ally Guang­dong be­come a ma­jor province only heels and heads,” one While China’s the fast-grow­inghuge mi­gra­tionrail­way in mum, the but heads,” ex­pect onethe skies com­menterto Baidu­said on data Sina pre­dict the most

province way to cel­e­brate hol­i­days,” com­menter said on Sina Weibo, spring net­workis main­lyis ex­pect­ed­caused by to tra­di­tion­albe just as Weibo,busy. a Twit­ter-like so­cial crowded me­dia times ser­vice. to travel will said Wang Xiaosong, CEO of a Twit­ter-like so­cial me­dia log fam­ily110 mil­lion re­unions, train the trips, au­tum­nup trips While va­ca­tions are be the first and last two days Lv­, a ma­jor on­line ser­vice.

Xu Ji­ayu,


I don’t want to waste it (the hol­i­day) on see­ing ‘peo­ple moun­tain, peo­ple sea.”

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