Guangzhou’s northeastern Conghua district attracted 360,000 tourists during the recent four-day Labor Day holiday. The draw? “Getting out into the countryside” promotions. Tourists were apparently drawn to the district’s hot springs, village walking, and fruit-picking activities.
The district is known for its natural beauty and family-oriented activities. These generated tourism-related revenue of RMB115 million over the four days. By comparison, Macau welcomed just over 600,000 tourists in the same period. But there are no prizes for guessing what drew them there: it is pretty much the opposite of getting out into the countryside.
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