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September 21 , 2021


Traveling and consumer consumption show positive signs during Mid-Autumn Festival

Global Times 
September 20, 2021

Staff members of Hankou Railway Station remind passengers to follow epidemic prevention rules in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Sep 19, 2021, the first day of the 3-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.Photo:Xinhua

The number of passenger trips across China's railways were recorded at 10.48 million on Sunday, the first day of the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in China this year. A total of 10,067 trains running on regular timetables, according to data provided by the China Railway.

The data however is down 29 percent compared to the first day of last year's Mid-Autumn & National Day holidays. The number is projected to reach 7.3 million on Monday.

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region saw a railway traveling peak on Sunday, accommodating around 950,000 passenger trips on Sunday, local news site YNET.com reported, citing data from China Railway Beijing Group Co.

Before the Mid-Autumn Festival, cross-provincial tourism had already seen improvement, with the number of registered tourists rising steadily, according to a report sent to the Global Times by the online travel booking platform Ctrip on Monday.

As of Thursday, short-distance trip bookings for the Mid-Autumn Festival had surpassed the number in 2019 before the outbreak of the COVID-19, with ticket booking number increased about 30 percent over that in 2019, data from Ctrip showed.

Source
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202109/1234679.shtml

 

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