Guangxi tourism booms during National Day holiday
People enjoy their holiday on a beach in Fangchenggang. [Photo/China News Service]
Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region received a total of 36.11 million tourists during the National Day holiday from Oct 1 to 7 with an overall tourism consumption of 27.24 billion yuan ($4.23 billion), officials from the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region announced on Oct 7.
Guangxi's tourist number during the seven-day holiday rose by 26.8 percent year on year while its tourism consumption grew 38.4 percent year on year.
Among the tourists, 78.74 percent were domestic tourists and 7.4 percent were from Guangdong province.
All 14 cities in the region have given full play to their advantages and organized dozens of themed activities every day during the holiday including an ethnic minority experience, food tasting and an intangible cultural heritage exhibition.
Beihai's beach tours and cultural tours were hot choices for tourists, and scenic spots such as Weizhou Island and Silver Beach scenic spot were main gathering places for tourists.
Guangxi's red tourism has also been popular among tourists and many cities such as Hechi and Guilin launched themed tour routes.
In addition, short-distance travel and scheduled travel have become new tourism trends under the normalization of COVID-19 prevention and control.