Transportation, Post and Telecommunications and Tourism
The added value of transportation, warehousing, and postal industries in Changde reached 16.01 billion yuan, an increase of 1.2% over the previous year. The water freight volume was 22.615 million tons, down by 1.4%, with the cargo turnover of 7.89 billion ton-kilometers. The number of road passenger was 35.975 million, down by 47.1% and the total passenger traffic volume was 2.72 billion person-kilometers with a decrease of 45.3%. The number of takeoffs and landings at the airport was 10,562 with an increase of 2.3%, and 966,000 passengers were transported with a decrease of 12.7%.
In the whole year, the total business volume of the postal industry was 1.78 billion yuan, up by 34.0%, and the express delivery business volume reached 38.337 million pieces with an increase of 49.6%. By the end of the year, there were 323,700 land-line telephone users with a decrease of 15.5%, and 5.296 million mobile phone users with an increase of 1.4%. Meantime, the number of Internet broadband users was 1.599 million, up by 6.4%.
In the whole year, the numbers of received domestic and overseas tourists were 54.819 million with a decrease of 9.6% and 6 million with a decrease of 96.3%. The total tourism revenue for the year was 47.95 billion yuan, down by 8.0%, of which foreign exchange income from international tourism was US$20 million, with a decrease of 97.7%. By the end of the year, there are 41 national-level tourist sites, including 11 scenic spots of 4A and above. There are 18 star-rated hotels and 55 travel agencies in the city.