Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region received more than 1.14 million visits during the first four days of the National Day, a rise of more than 10% year on year, according to the local tourism department.
The famous Palace of Potala in Lhasa is full of a festive atmosphere during the holiday season. The palace has built a maximum capacity of 5,000 visitors per day due to the control and prevention of coronavirus.
This year, Potala Palace has allowed visitors to book via WeChat. Tourists will follow the official WeChat account palace and book their tickets one day in advance.
During the pandemic, the tourism industry suffered a heavy blow. With the outbreak largely under control in the world, people are pinning high hopes for tourism on holiday.
In order to meet the demand of tourists during the holiday season, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has recently increased the number of tourists in scenic locations from 50% to 75%.
As this year’s National Day holiday has been extended to eight days, from 1st to 8th October, as it coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festival, people around the country enjoy longer than normal holidays to travel.
China has seen more than 10 million rail journeys every day for five consecutive days since the National Day of Holidays began. It is estimated that about 11,6 million rail trips were made across the nation on 5 October, according to the China State Railway Group.
The rail services have introduced 564 passenger trains and have implemented numerous service initiatives to ensure that passengers travel smoothly.