Chinese visa applications have witnessed a strong rebound this year, driven by pent-up travel demand after the reopening of international borders and removal of quarantine requirements early this year.
From January to April this year, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region received 51.2 million tourists, an increase of 29.6 percent year-on-year, with the region's total tourism revenue rising 60.6 percent to hit 42.64 billion yuan ($5.45 billion).
The canyon, also known as Keziliya Grand Canyon, stretching approximately 5.5 kilometers from east to west this canyon, boasts magnificent reddish-brown rock formations.
Allowing travel agencies to resume organizing group tours for Taiwan residents who want to visit the Chinese mainland will help expand cross-Strait exchanges and ease tensions, an expert on Taiwan affairs said.
A vehicle carrying eight passengers plunged into the water while crossing a pontoon bridge in Shiziguan (Lion Pass) Scenic Area, Xuan'en County, central China's Hubei Province, on Tuesday.
Under the theme of "Beautiful China, Happy Journey", a launch ceremony will be held in Heshun ancient town in Tengchong, Yunnan province, on Friday to celebrate China Tourism Day.
"Military-style" travel has become the latest fashion among Chinese college students, who spend as little much money as possible to travel to as many places as they can during the weekend, rarely taking a break or even sleeping.
China will fully restore fast-lane entry and exit services at all ports starting on Monday, facilitating the cross-border travel of Chinese citizens and foreign nationals.
Tourism, expeditions and crossing activities are all forbidden in the core protected areas of the Three-River-Source National Park, the administration of the park said.
Dense clouds fill the Enshi Grand Canyon in central China's Hubei Province. The Enshi Grand Canyon is a typical karst landscape, with cliffs, caves, rock pillars, subsurface streams and waterfalls.
The National Immigration Administration: Fast-track entry at ports will be fully restored from May 15th.
China's outbound travel market will maintain strong growth this year as pent-up demand sparks a tourism boom and more big-spending travelers head overseas this summer, industry observers said.
A dry tree-shaped riverbed stretches out on either side of a highway in Nyima County, Nagqu City of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 8, 2023.
A number of people have been barred from a panda sanctuary in Sichuan province, or have received warnings, for uncivilized behavior during the May Day holiday.
Switzerland is preparing to welcome Chinese tourists as it expects tourist arrivals from China to increase rapidly in the coming months, a senior official at Switzerland's national tourism agency said.
China's tourism industry is expected to experience a sustained recovery this year, after its best performance in the May Day holiday since COVID-19 hit the industry in 2019.
Tourism industry leaders on Thursday said Hong Kong still holds a strong appeal for mainland tourists, as the special administrative region welcomed over 625,000 tourists from the mainland over the just-concluded five-day May Day holiday.
Immigration authorities across China conducted about 6.27 million inspections of people entering or leaving the mainland during the five-day May Day holiday this year, with an average daily number of 1.25 million.
Magnificent scenery of Dahong Mountain at Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, May 1, 2023. The unique landform with different shapes of peaks and valleys was developed through thousands of years of wind and rain erosion.
China's transport network is expected to have handled 270 million passenger trips during the five-day May Day holiday, which concluded on Wednesday, the Ministry of Transport said.
China's consumption has been firing on all cylinders during the just-ended May Day holidays, ranging from tourism, box office, transportation, entertainment to catering sectors.
Not a huge fan of crowds, He Fang, a 37-year-old bank employee from Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, planned an eight-day family trip, which started three days ahead of the May Day holiday break.
The Middle Eastern countries looking to rehabilitate tourism are seeking greater exchanges with China amid its deepening engagements with the region.
China's full border reopening has boosted its economic growth prospects and provided a stronger momentum for near-term growth in the Asia-Pacific region, experts at the International Monetary Fund said.
By 2035, the Chinese cruise market will reach a scale of 14 million passengers per year, according to the Several Opinions on Promoting the Development of China's Cruise Economy document that was issued by 10 ministries including the Ministry of Transport and the National Development and Reform Commission in 2018.
The number of inbound and outbound passengers during the five-day May Day Holiday in China is expected to triple the amount from the same period last year, according to the National Immigration Administration (NIA).
The Ministry of Transport has cautioned that traffic on China's expressway network will hit a record on Saturday as travelers set off on the first day of the five-day May Day holiday.
Hong Kong is gearing up for a massive influx of visitors during the upcoming five-day May Day holiday, with about 4.61 million people expected to enter or leave the city during the Chinese mainland's first long break since the resumption of cross-boundary travel.
China’s railway department kicks off the holiday travel rush in advance on Thursday. The railway system across the country is expected to manage 120 million passenger trips during the eight-day period lasting though May 4.
Travel platforms have said they will tighten scrutiny and take action against hotel or homestay operators that overcharge or mislead customers during the May Day holiday that runs from April 29 to May 3.