City bustling with tourists for the holidays
City terminals felt a surge of passengers traveling in for the National Day holidays. Around 35,000 passengers went through Shenzhen airport which reached full capacity of 520 flights. Unlike the previous holidays, peak travel will heighten during October 2 to 3. Still many residents chose to stay home to watch the celebrations on TV which includes military parade and fireworks display.
Beijing and Shanghai were considered the hottest destinations for tourists, and airline companies have already added 300 more flights to accommodate incoming passenger surge during the eight day holiday. Railway station shortened their departure intervals of trains between Shenzhen and Guangzhou by adding 20 more trains, since train stations expected to see 118,000 more passengers riding the trains during the holidays. Stations will also extend it service hours from 10:50 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
4.82 million passengers will be going through checkpoints in Hong Kong and average of 530,000 visitors a day. Shenzhen holiday office said 4 million residents planned holiday trips, one third of them will travel outside of Shenzhen, 10 percent traveled overseas. Since these holidays are longer, travels to Europe and Australia also increased to 17 percent of tourists.