Xianning enjoyed a sunny and fine weather during the Tomb-sweeping Festival holiday, attracting tourists from all over the country to go there for sightseeing and recreation. According to statistics, Xianning City has welcomed a total of 1.2551 million tourists during the Tomb-sweeping Festival holiday, with a year-on-year increase of 13.2%, realizing comprehensive tourism revenue of 726 million yuan, up 13.9% compared to that of last year.
A vast majority of the tourists visiting Xianning City have chosen to go on the cultural tour and the flower tour during the Tomb-sweeping Festival holiday.
On Apr 5th, the “Tea Aroma in the Ancient Tea Road” activity was held in the Ancient Street of Ming and Qing Dynasties in Yangloudong, Chibi City, as one of the 2019 “Culture Entering Scenic Areas” serial activities of Xianning City, which improves the cultural glamour of this scenic spot while letting the tourists enjoy a cultural feast. Apart from that, scenic spots, such as the Southern Hubei Martyr Memorial Park and Tingsiqiao Martyr Memorial Park have witnessed an upsurge of red tourism and R&S (Research and Study) tour.
At present, the popularity of flower tour is growing by leaps and bounds. Xianning City has newly set up 9 large spring flower appreciating bases and 33 flower appreciating recreational spots, and launched 25 travel routes for appreciating floral beauty. Plus, it has also drawn up a Xianning map of appreciating flower, attracting a great number of tourists to go on flower tours in Xianning via the Xianning Tourism official Weibo account and other new media platform, such as Xianning Recreational Tourism, etc.
In the meantime, major scenic spots have maintained a great popularity, for instance, the Chibi Ancient Battlefield of the Three Kingdoms scenic spot, Jiugong Mountain scenic spot and Yinshui Cave scenic spot included in the monitoring range of Hubei Provincial Holiday Office, have received 81 000, 3 200 and 11 000 tourists respectively in the three-day holiday, all of which have increased compared to last year.
During the holiday, Xianning tourism market has maintained in good order and safety, without a major tourism safety accident or a complaint about tourism quality. (By Ruan Zehua/Xianning Daily)