Red tourism boom
Red tourism boom
  ·  2021-04-19  ·   Source: NO.16 APRIL 22, 2021

With the arrival of spring, China has seen a revival of tourism in general and red tourism, the latter a reference to visiting sites of significance in the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Some 102 million domestic tourist visits were made during the Qingming Festival holiday on April 3-5. Many of these visits were to red tourism destinations, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. 

Mourning the deceased and paying homage to martyrs have been traditions on the Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day. This year marks the centennial of the CPC and a campaign promoting the study of Party history saw lift-off. Many revolutionary sites offer tour packages combining CPC-themed activities with sightseeing, where tourists can both learn more about the CPC's history and enjoy the beauty of nature.

The marked increase in red tourism sees its reflection in data released by online travel agency Tongcheng-eLong. Flights to red tourism destinations account for 15.6 percent of all air travels booked through the agency for the Qingming Festival holiday and the upcoming May Day holiday on May 1-5. It represents an increase of 4 percentage points from the same period in 2019. According to the agency, 57.3 percent of visitors to such destinations are aged between 20 and 39. BR

(Photos by Xinhua News Agency)

Copyedited by G. P. Wilson 

Comments to wanghairong@bjreview.com 

Related:
4
5
3
1
Red memories in green mountains
China
Opinion
World
Business
Lifestyle
Video
Multimedia
ChinAfrica
China Focus
Documents
Special Reports
 
About Us
Contact Us
Advertise with Us
Subscribe
Partners: China.org.cn   |   China Today   |   China Pictorial   |   People's Daily Online   |   Women of China   |   Xinhua News Agency   |   China Daily
CGTN   |   China Tibet Online   |   China Radio International   |   Global Times   |   Qiushi
Copyright Beijing Review All rights reserved 京ICP备08005356号 京公网安备110102005860