China expected to see robust tourism in upcoming holiday: report

Visitors ride camels in Kumtag Desert in Shanshan County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 16, 2021. The county sees boom in desert tourism early May. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

BEIJING, (Xinhua) — China is expected to embrace a tourism boom during the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival holiday, according to a recent industry report.

Some 100 million trips will be made by Chinese tourists within the three-day holiday starting next week, a report from online travel booking platform Ctrip estimated.

It envisioned that the number of trips will return to the 2019 level in the same holiday period.

Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou are expected to be the top three destinations, the report said, adding that middle- and short-distance trips will be favored by most tourists.

This year’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday runs from June 12 to 14.  ■