Golden Week holiday data shows consumption boom

By Ma Qing | | Updated: 2023-10-08 06:40
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Passengers are seen at the waiting hall of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on Sept 29, 2023. [Photo/VCG]

According to the Ministry of Transport, on the Oct 6, or the final day of the combined holiday, China is expected to see a total of 59.89 million travelers across railways, highways, waterways and civil aviation, a 58.4 percent increase compared to the same period in 2022.

Specifically, a total of 18.8 million passengers were expected to be served by railways, which is a 156.1 percent jump from 2022.

Civil aviation accommodated 2.24 million passengers and national expressways hosted 57.85 million vehicles, representing a surge of 176.0 percent and 66.2 percent from the previous year, respectively.

Border inspection agencies across China saw more than 11.8 million entry and exit trips made during the eight-day holiday, with an average of 1.48 million trips per day, a 2.9-fold increase compared with the same period of 2022, according to the National Immigration Administration.

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