Hunan Sees 6.59 Mln Tourist Trips During May Day Holiday
On May 3, throngs of tourists visited Hunan scenic spots. As of 16:30 on May 3, more than 6.59 million trips were made in Hunan’s 130 provincially-monitored scenic spots between May 1 and 3, up 36.75% compared to the previous year. This brought a revenue of 436 million CNY, an increase of 30.39%. The number of visitors at Yuelu Academy, Orange Isle, and Shaoshan Scenic Spot is beyond the maximum daily capacity. No major tourism complaints were received, and Hunan’s tourism market was in stable operation.
On May 3, Yuelu Academy received 12,800 tourists, 2,800 more than the maximum number of daily visitors. The scenic spot’s tourism revenue increased 31.52% to 872,000 CNY from May 1 and 3, according to the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.
Orange Isle’s maximum daily capacity is 80,000. The number reached 99,000 on May 3. “The pressure on the scenic spot is very large,” said the person in charge of the scenic spot, adding that in order to meet tourists’ needs, ensure their safety and a good travel order, the scenic spot has set up a team to address emergencies and meet tourists’ urgent needs. It organized more security forces and sightseeing buses to lower the pressure brought by crowds. Timely information was released to help visitors to alter their itinerary.
Shaoshan has become the most-visit scenic spot for two consecutive days. From May 1 to 3, it received a total of 318,900 tourists, an increase of 12.36%.
During May Day holiday, except for Zhuzhou City, the average occupancy rate of restaurants and hotels in Hunan’s 12 city and one prefecture exceeded 90%.