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Ningbo’s inbound and outbound tourists reached 826,000 in the first half of 2019

According to statistics from Ningbo Customs, the inbound and outbound flights of Ningbo airport in the first half of 2019 was 5,085, and the number of inbound and outbound passengers was 826,600, a year-on-year increase of 16.52% and 19.59% respectively, a record high.

The data shows that in terms of the most popular destinations of Ningbo people, Hongkong ranked first with appropriate flight tine, rich tourism and shopping resources, and convenient transit hub experience. Taiwan and Thailand ranked second and third, followed by Macao, Japan, and Vietnam.

Tourists to Japan and Korea accounted for 15% of the total.  On April 25, 2019, Ningbo opened its first direct flight to Tokyo. As a result, the number of tourists to Japan increased by 25.74%, compared with the same period in 2018.  Tour to South Korea has become popular, and the number of tourists to South Korea has increased, up 121.43% year-on-year.

With the approaching of summer vacation in July, the peak season for parent-child tour has come.  In response to the strong demand of passengers, major airlines increased the number of flights like flights from Ningbo to Siem Reap. And the direct flights to Tokyo have also increased from 4 times a week to 7 times a week, making the travel to these destinations more convenient.

However, in the first half of the year, Ningbo Airport Customs found 128 symptomatic cases and 52 confirmed cases among the inbound and outbound passengers. The confirmed cases were mainly influenza. Ningbo Airport Customs reminds tourists to pay attention to personal hygiene and have enough rest and sleep, have a healthy diet, not to eat uncooked food, and eat less unhealthy food. Summer is the peak period of dengue fever. It is more important to prevent mosquito bites from travel to Southeast Asia.

In addition, when buying souvenirs, do not bring cockroaches, crocodile skin, ivory, and other endangered animals and plants and their products back to China.  If you are not sure whether they are endangered species, you can call the 12360 Customs hotline to inquire about it

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