Tourists enjoy themselves in the Huawu Renjian Scenic Area in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. [Photo/Baotou Evening News]
The city of Baotou in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region recently saw strong performance in its tourism industry, with the revenue generated by the sector during the seven-day holiday standing at 847.1 million yuan ($132 million).
The figure represented a year-on-year increase of 3.2 percent.
According to statistics, on Oct 1-7, tourists made 1.46 million trips to the city.
Most tourists chose short tours of the area, in part due to COVID-19 prevention and control requirements, with stops at major tourist attractions such as Wudang Lamasery, Meidai Monastery, Nanhai Wetland, Qi Cai Da Di (Colorful Lands) and Chunkun Mountain.
To maintain a safe and orderly environment for tourists, the city introduced extra security patrols and inspections at key tourist attractions, with special arrangements put in place to ensure that adequate numbers of officials were on duty to handle complaints over the holiday period.