The tourism sector in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province has showed some signs of recovery as the COVID-19 epidemic wanes and the summer holidays begins.
On July 4, Nanxun Ancient Town, a national 5A scenic attraction in Huzhou's Nanxun district, received a tour group comprising nearly 160 people from Taizhou, Jiangsu province.
According to the travel guide, the resumption of cross-provincial travel has sparked people's desire to travel, and more travel groups are expected to visit Nanxun district in the coming days.
The summer vacation is another important factor behind the spike in tourist number, as many people are inclined to travel with family members during the holiday.
Visitors to Huzhou are primarily from cities including Hangzhou and Ningbo in Zhejiang as well as the surrounding provinces of Jiangsu and Anhui.
The visitor numbers to major scenic attractions and hotels in Huzhou have almost reached the level from the same period last year, with some hotels already fully booked.
For example, Taihu Lake Longemont Paradise, a tourism complex in the city that can receive more than 50,0000 visitors daily, already has 60 percent of its rooms booked.
A string of preferential polices including free admissions to some scenic spots and the hosting of various cultural activities have also driven the recovery.