Big data: 'Golden Week' sees flourishing tourism, consumption upgrade

By Zhu Lingqing | | Updated: 2018-10-08 16:34

Busy transportation and highly-favored high-speed railway travel

Passengers and train attendants celebrate National Day on the high-speed train from Fuzhou to Hong Kong on Oct 1, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

A total of 616 million passenger trips was estimated to be made during the holiday, according to the Ministry of Transport.

From Oct 1 to 6:00 pm Oct 7, domestic railways served 98.98 million passengers, up more than 10 percent year-on-year; road passenger trips reached 492 million, basically the same as the same period last year; and civil aviation passenger trips reached 12.3 million, an increase of 8.7 percent year-on-year, the ministry said.

High-speed railway travel was highly favored by passengers during the holiday and it contributed to a more than 50 percent year-on-year increase in the number of people traveling to surrounding areas, according to a report by online travel services provider Ctrip.

The Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, which came into service on Sept 23, made Hong Kong a super hot destination for residents in the Pearl River Delta region during the holiday. From Sept 28 to Oct 7, the high-speed rail served about 657,000 passengers between Hong Kong and different cities in the Chinese mainland.

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