Shanghai has recorded around 6 million tourist visits during the first four days of the weeklong Spring Festival holiday, the city’s culture and tourism authorities revealed on Thursday.
Also, the average occupancy rate of local hotels reached 40%, up 9 percentage points from last year’s holiday season.
Strict measures such as reservations, temperature, health QR code checks, and real-name registration were implemented at cultural and tourist venues across the city during the holiday to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The authorities have kept a close eye on the local A-level tourist attractions via a real-time information sharing platform and closely supervised emergencies during the holiday.
Shanghai has provided over 500 tourist and cultural activities for its residents, such as the lantern exhibition at the famous landmark Yuyuan Garden.
The high-end minus, or Chinese B&Bs, in the suburban Chongming District have been enjoyed by many people with a booking rate up to 95% in the last four days.
The city also prepared a batch of cultural activities such as Spring Festival-themed exhibitions in local museums, public libraries, and neighborhood cultural centers as well as movies and live-action role-playing games.
During the holiday, operas and concerts have seen a surge of 35.6 percent in popularity from last year to a total of 136,700 visitors.