Qingdao tourism industry booms in July
The eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province witnessed a boom in tourism in July, as the city has been ramping up efforts to promote urban renewal, create popular photo spots and scenic spots, and improve the tourist experience.
Qingdao is a famous summer tourism resort city. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
According to statistics from the Qingdao transportation authorities, Qingdao railway carried 3.09 million passengers in July, an average of 99,700 per day, up 19.04 percent month-on-month. There were 1.51 million people traveling to Qingdao via railways, with a daily average of 48,600, up 18.86 percent from the previous month.
"Since entering the peak tourism season, the Qingdao railway station has closely monitored the changes in the passenger market, accurately adjusted transportation capacity and launched customized services to help improve the travel experience for passengers," said Pang Xuehua, deputy stationmaster of the Jinan Railway Bureau Qingdao Station.
Since July, major airlines have increased their capacity in Qingdao, and the passenger throughput of Jiaodong International Airport in Qingdao has also increased significantly.
In July, the passenger throughput of the city's civil aviation reached 1.24 million, with an average daily throughput of 40,100, up 29.46 percent month-on-month. The number of passengers flying to Qingdao was 631,000, with a daily average of 20,400, up 34.12 percent month-on-month.
According to Qingdao Metro, the average daily passenger volume of Qingdao subway network in July was 964,800, an increase of 4.24 percent month-on-month.