BEIJING — China’s tourism revenue rose on the first day of lunar Chinese New Year, the National Tourism Administration said on Feb 16.
Revenue reached 83.4 billion yuan ($13 billion) on Feb 16, up 9.7 percent from last year.
The number of tourists topped 71 million across the country, up 9.4 percent year on year.
Snow-themed tourism, folk customs and hot springs were more popular.
Around 4 million trips were expected to be made on Feb 16, according to the China Railway Corporation.