Travel agencies estimate that the holiday will provide the strongest boost for the tourism industry's recovery this year after the market showed a lackluster performance in the first half due to the impact of the epidemic.
China's embassies in a number of nations have announced the new policy that resumes the issuance of visas for international students receiving academic education in China, known as the X1.
To meet growing travel demand, more trains have been put into services between tourist cities during the travel rush, while some new airline routes have also been added.
A total of 410 million tonnes of cargo were transported by China's railway in July, with 13.22 million tonnes transported on an average daily basis, up 12.3 percent from the same period last year, the data showed.
A cross-Strait cultural and travel exchange event kicked off on the mainland and in Taiwan on Monday, introducing tourist attractions in Qinghai Province to people in Taiwan.