The cultural and tourism markets in the city of Ordos – located in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – have reportedly come bouncing back in the first seven months of the year in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic economic recovery.
From January to July, a total of 10.37 million visits were made to Ordos city, equivalent to 99.85 percent of the number of visitors in the same period before the epidemic.
The revenue generated was 24.21 billion yuan ($3.63 billion), equivalent to 79.17 percent of that before the outbreak.
Around 63.43 percent of visits made to Ordos were from Ordos’ neighboring banners and leagues in the autonomous region, while visits from outside Inner Mongolia accounted for the balance.
According to the statistics, the per capita daily expenditure of tourists averaged 1,217.27 yuan, while the average stay of domestic overnight tourists was 2.36 days.
Meanwhile, travel and accommodation took up a relatively large proportion of total tourist spending, accounting for 46.97 percent.
In terms of travel agendas, the top five categories were sightseeing, leisure and vacation, conferences and training, visiting relatives and friends, as well as business activities.