HAIKOU, October 9. /TASS/. More than 3.702 million tourists visited Hainan during the week of holidays on the occasion of the founding day of the People's Republic of China, reported the Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.
According to the official website of the department, about 2.23 million people visited the key tourist attractions of the island, over 633,000 preferred rural tourism.
According to the ministry, the tourism industry on Hainan reached 5.882 billion yuan (about $ 910.53 million) in seven days.
Last year, in the first week of October, the tropical island received more than 4.53 million tourists. In 2019, about 4 million travelers visited Hainan during the holidays marking the foundation of the People's Republic of China.
This year, the weekend in honor of the Founding Day of the People's Republic of China lasted from October 1 to October 7. Along with the holidays on the occasion of the New Year according to the lunar calendar, the first week of October is considered the favorite time of the Chinese to travel, in China it is called the "golden week". According to the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in 2021, over seven days off, residents of China made 515 million trips country-wide, the revenues of the domestic tourism industry amounted to 389.061 billion yuan (about $ 60.22 billion).