Over 15M Tourists Visit Chengdu during Chinese New Year

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-02-17

During the just-concluded Spring Festival, between February 6th and 13th, Chengdu received 15.41 million visitors.
During the just-concluded Spring Festival, between February 6th and 13th, Chengdu received 15.41 million visitors, increasing 5.5% year on year, and the city's tourist income hit nearly RM7.59billion, up 21.9% over a year ago. Among the number of tourist, overnight visitors were 2.83 million, up 6.3% year on year and one-day tourists 12.58 million, 5.3% higher than a year before.
During the seven-day holiday, self-drive tour to tourist attractions, scenic spots and old towns in and around Chengdu became much more popular. The Mt. Qingcheng scenic area, Luodai Old Town, panda base, Xiling Snow-capped Mountain and Du Fu's Thatched Cottage were packed with visitors every day, most of whom were motorists.
In terms of traffic, during the Spring Festival, nearly 6.5 million passengers made trips to the city. Of the number, about 2.3 million, up 951,000 compared with the same period of a year ago, were made by rail, 900,500 by air, up 5.1% year on year, and 2.85 million by road.
In the seven days, the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport saw a total of 5886 takeoffs and landings, 840 on average every day.

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