Tourism recovering steadily in Hubei


WUHAN: Tourism is steadily rebounding in central China’s Hubei Province, which was once hit hard by the outbreak of COVID-19.
The province received more than 6.78 million tourists during the recent Dragon Boat Festival holiday, said local authorities.
Tourism revenue generated during the three-day holiday that ended Saturday totaled 2.69 billion yuan (about 380 million U.S. dollars), according to the Hubei provincial bureau of culture and tourism. Both figures mark a sharp drop from those for the same holiday last year, but they indicate that tourism is steadily rebounding in the once hard-hit province as the epidemic has eased.
As of Saturday, a total of 330 tourist attractions in Hubei had reopened, accounting for 85.3 percent of the total, the bureau said.
To prevent crowding, tourists were required to book tickets online, and the number of visitors was kept below 30 percent of the maximum capacity of each scenic area. More than 620 travel agencies, 320 star-rated hotels, 101 cultural centers, 102 libraries and 114 museums in the province had resumed services. – Agencies