Spectators Arriving for Dragon Boat Races
From Saturday and Monday, Shenzhen will see a rise in short distance travel from spectators for the Dragon Boat Races. Parents will be travelling with their children to beaches such as Da Mei Xia, Xiao Mei Xia, and Nan Ao as a part of traditional programs.
The programs usually done includes worshipping, eating zongzi and watching the dragon boat races. Most popular destinations during this time are Huizhou, Guilin, and Xiamen. Prices for the popular routes and destinations have already increased 5 times compared to last month. Holiday resorts in Shenzhen are also expecting an increase in bookings and most hotels in Xiaomeisha are already fully booked with tourists, foreign and domestic.
Families may limit themselves to short distance travels since college and high school entrance examinations are near, with some even postponing their travel until the summer. According to airline staff, airfares to tourist destinations to see the dragon boat festival are going fast.