Guangdong braces for Dragon Boat Festival

Guangdong is preparing for an influx of visitors over the coming three-day weekend as Dragon Boat Festival kicks off, according to online travel guide behemoth Meituan-Dianping.

Guangzhou and Shenzhen are ranked fourth and fifth most popular destinations in the country, after Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. Guangzhou climbs to second best for family travel.

According to online travel operator Mafengwo, theme parks are the biggest attractions for tourists during the three-day holiday. Half of China’s top 10 parks are located in Guangdong: Window of the World in Shenzhen, plus Chimelong’s three in Guangzhou (Safari Park, Water Park, and Chimelong Paradise) and one in Zhuhai, Ocean Kingdom.

Mafengwo’s data also showed that the number of travelers with children has increased 130% YoY. Family themed hotels are also 119% more popular.

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