With COVID-19 well under control in China, the domestic tourism industry has rebounded quickly, as evidenced by the hordes of tourists that flocked to Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, during the National Day holiday.
The city welcomed 17.97 million tourist visits during the holiday period, 82.9 percent of the amount of the same period last year. More than a fifth of the travelers were aged 25 or below. The total income generated by tourism activities reached 14.14 billion yuan ($2.11 billion), 77 percent of last year's.
Specifically, 10.86 million tourists were from Zhejiang, with most coming from cities such as Jiaxing, Ningbo and Jinhua. This was the first time visitors from within the same province accounted for over 60 percent of the total number of tourists.
Hangzhou was also popular with travelers from Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Guangdong and Henan.
Roughly 72 percent of the hotel rooms in Hangzhou were booked during the holiday, with the average price of resort hotels rising by 15 percent.