Zhoushan among most popular destinations for May Day holiday
Zhoushan in East China's Zhejiang province has been ranked among the top three most popular destinations for the upcoming May Day holiday. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Zhoushan in East China's Zhejiang province has been ranked among the top three most popular destinations for the upcoming May Day holiday, which would run from May 1 to 5, according to the data from online travel agencies.
The air ticket reservations to Yangzhou, Zhoushan and Beihai experienced a 179 percent, 142 percent, and 116 percent increase over 2019 respectively, said travel platforms Ctrip and Qunar.
Chinese travelers are expected to make around 200 million trips during the five-day holiday this year, exceeding the pre-coronavirus level at the same period in 2019, showed by the data from the two online travel agencies.
Following the three-day Tomb-sweeping Day holiday in April, the occupancy and booking rates for hotels and homestays in Zhoushan have been climbing.
"Most of our guestrooms have been booked from May 1 to 3," said Xu Lulu, manager of marketing and communications department of the Westin Zhujiajian Resort.
"The seaview double-bed rooms, seaview suites, and beach houses have been fully booked since more than a month ago."
Xu noted that there are only a few guestrooms left for May 4 and 5, and even these rooms are expected to be booked within a week.
In addition to high-end hotels, boutique homestays in the city are also popular among tourists for the upcoming holiday.
"Despite the fact that our guestrooms have been fully booked on online travel sites, many people are still calling to enquire about room availability," said Wang Jiaqian, who runs a boutique homestay called Song of Dongji on Dongji Island.
Wang noted that all her 15 guestrooms were occupied during the Tomb-sweeping Day holiday.
Presently, 60 percent of the guestrooms at homestays around island's scenic spot in Zhoushan, including Dongji, Shengsi and Zhujiajian, haven been booked, flat with the same period in 2019.