SZ's consumer spending alive during CNY

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-01-30

Shenzhen's local consumption at this year’s Chinese New Year (CNY) period was among the top six in China, with the average daily consumption in the holiday’s first six days up by 66% compared with that of the Spring Festival in 2019, statistics from Chinese on-demand service provider Meituan showed.

People watch a lion dance at OHBay on Jan. 24. Photos by Liu Xudong

Family reunion dinners and gatherings with friends became the main contributor to catering consumption during the recently-concluded Spring Festival holiday.

According to Meituan, during the holiday’s first six days, the number of dine-in orders for multiperson meal packages in the city increased by 61% year on year, while dine-in orders from out-of-town customers soared by 221% yearly.

A "God of Fortune" greets residents at the flower fair on Aiguo Road in Luohu District on Jan. 16.

From Jan. 16 to Saturday, Shenzhen issued 10 million yuan (US$1.47 million) worth of tourism consumption vouchers through online service providers such as Meituan and, giving tourism consumption a strong boost during the holiday.

In the holiday’s first six days, tourists’ consumption orders in Shenzhen surged by 90% year on year, data from Meituan showed.

Visitors at Nantou Ancient Town in Nanshan District on Jan. 27.

Shenzhen also attracted many tourists from out of town. Visitors from Dongguan, Huizhou, Guangzhou, Beijing and Chengdu became the city’s main tourist sources.

Driven by local and nonlocal tourists, many popular hotels in Shenzhen were fully booked. Popular local scenic spots such as Window of the World, OCT East and Shenzhen Happy Valley saw swarms of tourists.