Mianyang's Tourism Industry Realizes 380 Million Yuan in Revenue during the May Day Holiday
2018-05-04

Many citizens took a trip to Xinghuo Village, Dakang Town, Jiangyou City for flower experience

May is the perfect time to travel it's a spring season and the weather is warming up! More tourists go to the countryside to enjoy the green fields and beautiful scenery, try the delicious food in the farm and climb mountains. On May 1, statistics from the Tourism Development Commission show that Mianyang received a total of 1.0645 million tourists, with total revenue of 380 million yuan in the tourism industry during the May Day holiday.

Mianyang's tourism activities mainly focus on cultural tourism, which successfully attracted many tourists with a series of cultural activities during the holiday. For example, the First Rhododendron Walking Festival in Xue Baoding, May Day Walking Tours, Xianhai's Scenery on Douyin (a popular video app), and Folk Festival in countryside, Fishing Festival in Beichuan and Anchang's Fourth Rural Tourism Cultural Festival, and many other cultural activities attracted many tourists. Tourism in the countryside with different themes from outdoor experience, flower experience and fishing, activities to pick your own fruit and vegetables, sport and leisure activities magnetized many tourists.

According to the statistics, during the May Day holiday, 14 tourist destinations, countryside, and resorts registered steady growth in the tourism industry. Tourist destinations in Qiang Cheng receive 86,838 tourists with total revenue of 24,558,300 in tourism industry. Xiqiang Jiuhuang Mountain receives 16,081 tourists with total revenue of 7,197,200 yuan in the tourism industry. Yaowang Valley receives 7874 tourists, with total revenue of 2,639,400 yuan in the tourism industry. Qiqiu Mountain receives 26,000 tourists with a total revenue of RMB 2.21 million. Jiangyou Dougu Mountain receives 21,961 tourists and registers 1.59 million yuan in revenue. Love Valley receives 25,220 tourists with total revenue of 1.4563 million yuan. Fule Huaxiang receives 6,900 visitors with revenue of 518,000 yuan. Huacheng fruit farm in Anzhou District receives 109,154 tourists with the revenue of 13,490,100 yuan. Yang Jiazhen International Herb Garden in Xiangcheng District receives 33,000 tourists, with a total revenue of RMB 1.7 million. Luofu Mountain Tourist Resort receives 23,040 visitors and registers revenue of 1.9852 million yuan. Yanting West Huadu receives 25,700 visitors with a total revenue of 3.3776 million yuan. Xianhai Tourist Resort receives 53,200 tourists, with total revenue of 7.86 million yuan.

Based on the analysis of the statistics from the tourist resorts, tourists in Mianyang are mainly local people and tourists from Chengdu, Deyang, Guangyuan, Suining during the May Day holiday. Tourists from other provinces are mainly from Chongqing, Xi'an, and Hanzhong. Tourists tend to take a short trip during the May Day holiday, thus, the tourists in Mianyang are mainly from the cities nearby. Many tourists choose to travel by cars and high-speed train.

As the highway is free during the holiday, many tourists choose to travel by cars. A large number of tourists traveled to Mianyang by cars. The occupancy rate was over 80% or even 100% in some five-star hotels. As the high-speed train was open in Mianle and Xicheng, some tourists choose to travel by the high-speed train to avoid the traffic jams. They will rent a car or travel by bus at the tourist destination. Diversified transportation provides more convenience for tourists.

Source: Li Chunmei, reporter from Mianyang Daily