TRAVEL China sees over 29 mln road, water passenger trips Saturday


China sees over 29 mln road, water passenger trips Saturday


08:28, June 13, 2021

BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- The number of passenger trips via road and waterways was estimated at 29.81 million on Saturday, the first day of the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, official data showed.

Visitors walk on a street in Shanghai, June 12, 2021. (Photo: CFP)

The number of road trips was expected to amount to 29.1 million, up 52 percent from the same holiday period in 2020, while that of waterway trips increased 42.6 percent to 710,000, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Pre-holiday transport was also busier than last year, with the total number of passenger trips by railway, road, waterways and civil aviation standing at 38.43 million on Friday, a 45.2-percent surge compared with last year's Dragon Boat Festival holiday, the ministry said.

Short-distance road trips will be favored by travelers during the holiday, it said, warning of the possible impact of heavy rains on some highway sections in central and east China.

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