A family enjoys leisure time at a park in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, on May 4, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
People started going out, travel resumed and consumption bounced back during the May Day holiday all over China.
The five-day holiday, running from Friday to Tuesday, saw 115 million trips, generating 47.56 billion yuan ($6.74 billion) revenue for travel operators, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
In addition to tourism, catering and retailing were among the key sectors that recorded recovery during this year’s holiday, an indication of the country’s unabated economic vitality and flourishing consumption market.
Many new forms of entertainment, including online concerts, were held to help Chinese people to spend time during the holiday.
People enjoy sunshine along a lake in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, on May 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
Travelers take photos at the Palace Museum in Beijing on May 1, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
People have fun at a park in Xining, Northwest China’s Qinghai province, on May 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
A woman takes photos while enjoying a China rose show in Hangzhou city, East China’s Zhejiang province, on May 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
Two women sell red wine online in Nanchang, East China’s Jiangxi province, on May 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
Customers go shopping at a store in Shanghai on May 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
A woman takes a photo with a panda in Shanghai, on May 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
Customers have meal at a restaurant in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, on May 4, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
Musicians rehearse before an online concert in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, on April 28, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]