Shandong gears up for May Day holiday

(| Updated : 2023-04-25

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Tourists admire flowers in Jinan, capital of Shandong province. [Photo/IC] 

Shandong province is getting ready for the surge in tourism that will come with the upcoming May Day holiday, with domestic tour orders for the holiday matching the 2019 level, according to officials from the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.

The May Day holiday has always been a golden period for tourism, especially for cultural tourism consumption, in Shandong.


Youth from across the country visit Zibo and try Zibo's special barbecue in groups. [Photo/IC]

Tourism for this year's holiday, which falls from April 29 to May 3, is expected to flourish as COVID-19 epidemic controls have been eased, with hotels already sold out in advance and outbound group trips fully booked, according to data from various travel service platforms.

Cities in Shandong are stepping up efforts to provide tourists with rich and colorful cultural and tourism activities, as well as a civilized and orderly travel environment during the holiday.


Visitors crowd Mount Tai in Tai'an, Shandong province. [Photo/IC]

Personalized, differentiated, as well as high-quality cultural and tourism products will be rolled out to meet the diversified travel needs of tourists, such as road trips, camping, flower appreciation, fruit and vegetable picking, study tours, mountaineering, and cycling.

Jinan, the provincial capital, will organize over 100 related activities during the holiday, while Yantai, a coastal city in Shandong, will roll out more than 200 cultural and travel activities, including performances, exhibitions, as well as spring outing tour routes.

The province's art troupes and theaters will also stage a wide range of performances and shows to entertain audiences of different ages.

The province is striving to promote the integrated development of cultural tourism with cutting-edge technologies and creativity, creating new business forms, models, and scenarios for cultural tourism consumption.