Staycation trend boost for city's venues
02/18/2021|10:56:30 AM|Shine

Shanghai's tourism market enjoyed a new momentum under the staycation trend during the Spring Festival holiday as it recorded a combined 4.92 million visits over the seven days, 96% of 2019's number.

Among them, 81.55% were contributed by those staying in Shanghai, according to the Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism.

The city reaped a total tourism revenue of RMB 5.665 billion (US$878 million) during the holiday.

The average occupancy rate of hotels across the city was 90% of that in 2019, the administration said.

A hundred micro tour routes, 100 performances and 100 exhibitions were arranged during the holiday for locals and those staying in the city experience Shanghai's splendor, said Cheng Meihong, deputy director of the administration.

They have brought a fresh look and injected new impetus into the city's culture and tourism market with a strong festive flavor, online and offline interaction, combination of culture, tourism and business and accurate pandemic prevention measures, she said.

Among the city's 170 major tourist attractions, scenic spots on Chongming Island had a combined 311,000 visits, soaring 395% from 2019, and Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden received 85,900, surging 245%, the administration said.

The Sheshan National Tourism Resort welcomed 578,200, growing 177%, while Shanghai International Tourism Resort recorded 515,600, a rise of 15%.

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