Ports in Haikou reported a travel peak flow with huge numbers of visitors making the journey back home as the 2015 the Chinese New Year holiday comes to an end.
As the only option for driving in and out of Hainan, Haikou is an important transportation hub for self-driving tourism. According to the statistics from the two ports – Haikou Port and Xiuying Port – there are about 22,000 vehicles and 83,000 passengers staying on the island, a year-on-year increase of 12.3% and 15.5%, respectively.
During the hours from 8am on Sunday, February 22 to 8am on Monday, February 23, the port handled 51,000 passengers and 11,000 vehicles.
The Haikou Port is offering 29 full pairs of Ro-Pax passenger ships during the Chunyun period. Meanwhile, the Guangdong Province government also sent 25 passenger ships to help meet the demand.
The local transportation authorities said holidaymakers who want to save time can avoid the travel peak time by adjusting their travel arrangements or postponing their return home.
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