A year ago, the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first case of Covid-19 was discovered, reopened after months of isolation. Since then, the situation has only improved in the capital, Hubei Province, as no new cases of coronavirus have been reported since May last year.
In this context, the city is experiencing an impressive revival of the tour industry, after the difficult months of 2020. A clear evidence of this success is the data of the Spring Festival and the Qingming Festival.
Almost 7 million people (6.92 million) visited the Wuhan Spring Festival. This is very impressive, and according to Chinese authorities, the city is among the four most popular tour destinations in the country. 11.7 million tourists visited the Qingming Wuhan Festival. This is about 60% of the total number of tourists compared to 2019.
In general, the city is among the top ten tour destinations in China. Moreover, Wuhan residents are in the top ten most eager to travel people. The Yellow Crane Tower and Wuhan Ocean Park were among the main attractions of Central China during the holiday.
It should also be noted that Wuhan is popular not only physically, given the large number of visitors, but also virtually. Chinese travel giant Ctrip has confirmed this, the agency has registered increased online interest in Wuhan on its platform.
Chinese tourism is close to full recovery
Not only in Wuhan there is a revival of tourism. All of China is eager to travel. During the Qingming Festival, Chinese tourists made 102 million trips. This is about 94.5% of the number of trips in 2019, which means that the industry in the country is approaching the level of a pandemic.
Domestic flights and hotel bookings have even grown compared to the same holiday in 2019. Revenue from tourism reached nearly $ 4.2 billion during the Qingming Festival, which is three times more than last year.