Jingjiang city in East China's Jiangsu province experienced a robust growth in spending during the five-day May Day holiday that ended on May 3, with many businesses across all sectors making an all-out effort to tap into pent-up demand.
The city held a slew of activities during the holiday that encompassed a list of recommended sights and fun things to do and shows that encouraged car and house purchases, and released consumption vouchers worth up to 100,000 yuan ($14,470.63).
A two-day electronic music festival held in the city's Incity shopping mall attracted over 40,000 people and the highest single-day inflow of customers reached 45,000 people.
Local specialties such as Jingjiang crab dumplings in soup attracted visitors from all over the country, and hotels were said to be jammed with tourists early in the mornings.
In addition, the sixth Jingjiang Picking Season kicked off on April 29 and will run until October. The event will feature fruit and vegetable picking, food tastings and agricultural products promotions.
People shop at various sales stalls in Lizhu village, Jingjiang city during the May Day holiday. [Photo/zhjjwx.jsjjw.cn]