23 Chinese provinces and municipalities have released statistics on their respective tourism performance during the 4-day Labor Day Holiday, with 15 reporting revenue of over 10 billion yuan ($1.45 billion), including Sichuan, Anhui, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi and Henan.
During the holiday, which started from May 1 and ended on May 4, a total of 195 million domestic trips were made across the country, up 13.7 percent from the previous year. These trips generated total revenue of 117.67 billion yuan, up 16.1 percent from the same period last year.
As the only province whose tourism revenue exceeded 30 billion yuan, Sichuan ranked first among the 15 provinces and municipalities. Jiangxi, Henan and Chongqing saw tourism revenue of over 20 billion yuan, and Guangdong generated 10 billion yuan for the first time.
Nine provinces received over 30 million tourists during the holiday, including Sichuan and Shaanxi, whom both welcomed more than 40 million visitors.
Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, remained a major contributor to the province’s tourism achievements. A total of 13.35 million trips were made to the city, generating revenue of over 21.2 billion yuan.
The capital of Shaanxi province, Xi’an, was also a driver of the province’s tourism revenue. 13.02 million tourists visited the ancient capital, and the city saw tourism revenue of 6.63 billion yuan.