Hunan Tourism Grows in Popularity
The China Tourism Academy and Mafengwo.cn jointly publicized a report on big data of independent travels in China’s provinces. Based on the indicators including travel notes, questions and answers, and searches, Hunan tourism has seen a rise of 154% in popularity over the previous year. Tourists stay in Hunan for 4.7 days on average, and spend 3,031 yuan per person, both ranking first in central China provinces.
The report shows that, provincial capital Changsha tops the list of Hunan’s popular destinations, and Zhangjiajie and Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture rank second and third. As for Hunan’s top ten popular scenic spots, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ranks first, and Yuelu Mountain and Orange Isle respectively second and third.
Central China features abundant cultural landscapes. Hunan creatively integrated its long history and profound culture into tourism development, which attract a large number of young visitors.
The data shows that Hunan maintains a relatively stable popularity throughout the whole year. There’s no obvious off-season for Hunan tourism, with only a transient fall seen in November and December. Hunan always sees travel peaks in August, with mountains in Zhangjiajie, waters in Dongjiang Lake, night life in Changsha, and delicious Hunan food being preferred.