Xiamen tourism booms on strength of spring holidays

Local travel agencies and online travel platforms such as Ctrip and Lumama, reported this month that travel bookings to Xiamen are jumping for the upcoming Qingming Festival and May Day holidays. 

The Tongcheng-Elong travel firm noted that top tourism destinations beside Xiamen include Sanya, Chengdu, Chongqing and Hangzhou.    

According to Ctrip, group tourism numbers for Xiamen are set to increase 15-fold over March tourism numbers. Analysts also noted a rise in local residents booking area hotels for vacations in the city.