City Sees 3.5 Million Travelers During Weeklong Spring Festival
This number showed an average of 500,000 travellers and over 300,000 travel groups crossed the border every day during the holidays, with peak travel occurring on January 28, which saw 600,000 travellers crossing the border. The city also reported zero accidents at any of the major checkpoints.
Most outbound travelers were mainland tourists that toured Shenzhen first before heading to Hong Kong. While Hong Kong residents went to visit mainland cities including Shenzhen to spend their Spring Festival holidays. Statistics also show that around 64 percent of local residents used the week long holiday to travel to other countries, popular destinations include Thailand, Maldives, South Korea, parts of North America and the Middle East.
A high demand in travel during the holidays lead to a price hike with prices of tours to popular destinations increasing more than 30 percent or as much as up to 80 percent. Local resorts in the city also enjoyed business during the holidays which resulted in some resorts limiting the number of guests they could accommodate.