Baotou reports holiday tourism revenue of 917m yuan
The Wudang Lamasery takes on an autumn look. The Wudang Lamasery in Shiguai district, Baotou, is one of the four most famous lamaseries for Tibetan Buddhism in China. It is usually at its busiest during holidays. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
Baotou in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region recently recorded a strong performance in terms of its tourism industry, with revenue generated by the sector during the combined National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday coming in at 917 million yuan ($136 million), according to a report in the Hohhot Daily.
Over the eight-day break, tourists made 1.4 million trips to the city.
During the period, 63 of the 85 travel agencies in the city resumed work, and 24 of the 28 A-level scenic spots were open to tourists. The city’s cultural and tourist sites effectively resumed normal operations, providing more choices for tourists.
Most tourists coming to the city chose short tours of the local area, with stops at major tourist attractions such as Wudang Lamasery and the Meidai Monastery, as well as the Chilechuan, Nanhai Wetland and the Shimen scenic areas.
To maintain a safe and orderly environment for tourists, the city introduced extra security patrols and inspections at key tourist attractions, with special arrangements initiated to ensure that adequate numbers of officials were on duty to handle complaints over the holiday period.