Sales Volume of Retail and Catering Businesses in Henan Exceeds 600 Million Yuan in First 4 Days of May Day Holiday
From May 1 to 4, the sales volume of 55 retail and catering businesses under key monitoring totaled 604 million yuan, an increase of 35.5 percent and 45 percent compared to the figures of the same period in 2020 and 2019 respectively, according to the Department of Commerce of Henan Province on May 5.
Prior to the five-day May Day holiday, Henan carried out a special campaign to promote consumption. More than 600 million yuan was allocated from the provincial and municipal finance departments to subsidize tourists' spending on accommodations, cultural tourism, etc., with coupons provided by the two-level finance departments and discounts by the merchants.
Since the first day of the holiday, 63 key activities were gradually launched by the commerce departments across the province to actively build platforms for tourists to make consumption while boosting recovery. According to an official source from the Department of Commerce of Henan Province, during the holiday, Henan's tourism sector, especially short-distance self-driving trip, was becoming hot, which directly promoted the popularity of local snacks and agritainment. From May 1 to 4, the sales volume of 15 catering businesses under key monitoring totaled 4.48 million yuan with a year-on-year increase of 97.8 percent.
从假期开始，全省商务系统陆续推出63场重点活动，积极搭建消费平台，助力消费回暖。省商务厅相关负责人介绍，假日期间旅游业特别是短途自驾游越来越热，直接推动了各地特色小吃、农家乐的火爆。5月1日至4日，我省重点监测的15家餐饮企业实现营业收入448万元，同比增长97.8%。（中文来源/大河网 翻译/赵汉青 审校/李文竞）