Tourism recovering despite epidemic concerns

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Publish Time: 2020-03-23 Author: From: CGTN

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, China's Tibet Autonomous Region. /Xinhua

The travel industry across China was almost halted due to coronavirus fears, but, thanks to live streaming, people can visit tourist attractions without going outdoors.

With 5G technology, it is possible to load videos online more quickly. Several domestic portals have been live streaming the famed cherry blossoms at Wuhan University since March 16, and the program will be broadcast for 10 days.

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, held its first live streaming tour session at the beginning of March. Eight other museums across the country have also launched live broadcasting, drawing in millions of hits.

A large number of tourist sites are gradually reopening as China's epidemic situation improves.

In Shanghai, sightseeing buses restarted operations with tight epidemic control measures taken after some parks reopened to visitors. To avoid big public gatherings, tourists have been asked to sit separately. Strict disinfection and registration precautions have also adopted.

Currently, excursions are the first choice of families and small groups. It is estimated that tourism will gradually recover as transport, catering and retail industries return to normal.

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