The cultural, tourism, sports, and MICE industries, which were stymied by the effects of COVID-19 prevention efforts, are steadily rebounding in Zhuhai as 191 out of 207 citywide travel agencies have resumed operations, revealed by Zhuhai’s official website over the weekend.
The number of visitors to local scenic spots increased from 43,900 in February to 899,100 in June, while the average occupancy rate of citywide hotels rose from 6.14 percent to 28.03 percent.
At Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort in Hengqin New Area, for instance, the number of visitors averaged about 20,000 during workdays and more than 30,000 on weekends. Chimelong will witness a further increase during summer vacation, according to Jiang Minling, general manager of the resort.
Local sports events are also recovering. The first city tennis match under normalized epidemic prevention and control, the 2019-20 Zhuhai Amateur Tennis Tournament, opened at Hengqin International Tennis Center in late June.
In terms of the MICE industry, Zhuhai’s first large exhibition for 2020 — the Zhuhai-Macao Houseware & Furnishing Exposition — will take place at the Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Center in August. Next, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area International Tea Expo will open in September with an exhibition area of 15,000 sq m (3.7 acres).
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