East China’s Anhui province received 8.99 million visits by tourists during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday that ends Saturday, representing 52.9 percent of the number registered during the same period a year ago, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism of Anhui.
With tight restrictions and caps on the number of visitors amid the COVID-19 epidemic, the province’s tourism revenue reached 3.6 billion yuan ($508.7 million) during the holiday, or 42.4 percent of the total in the same period last year.
As part of precautions against the epidemic, reservations were required in the province’s tourist attractions during the holiday, and daily tourist flows were capped at 30 percent of their maximum capacity.
Measures were also taken to ensure travel safety as rainstorms continued to batter some part of the province. 47 scenic spots were shut down during the holiday due to heavy downpours.