Holiday tourism revenue hits 818m yuan in Hohhot
Tourists are photographed at an amusement park in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, May 4. [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily]
Hohhot in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region recently recorded a strong performance in terms of its tourism industry, with revenue generated by the sector during the May Day holiday period coming in at 818 million yuan ($126 million), a year-on-year growth of 519.23 percent over the same period in 2020, according to local media reports.
Over the five-day break, tourists made 1.54 million trips to the city, a year-on-year increase of 258.79 percent.
On May 5 alone, tourists made 337,600 trips to Hohhot, an increase of 376.31 percent compared with 2020, and the city achieved a comprehensive tourism income of 166 million yuan, an increase of 773.48 percent year-on-year.
Most tourists coming to the city chose short tours of the local area, with stops at major tourist attractions such as Daqing Mountain and Dazhao Temple.
To maintain a safe and orderly environment for tourists, the city strengthened epidemic prevention and control measures and introduced extra security patrols and inspections at key tourist attractions, with special arrangements put in place to ensure that adequate numbers of officials were on duty to handle complaints over the holiday period.