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Spring Festival travel brings 513.9b yuan to China’s tourism revenue

Updated: Feb 11,2019 6:49 AM     Xinhua

Virtual firework display is seen over Zhengding ancient town in North China’s Hebei province, Feb 9, 2019. China’s domestic tourism revenue gained 513.9 billion yuan (about $76.21 billion) during the week-long Spring Festival holiday that ends on Feb 10, an annual increase of 8.2 percent, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. A total of 415 million trips were made across the country during the holiday, rising by 7.6 percent year-on-year, according to the ministry. Traditional culture was one of the travelers’ favorites during the holiday, as a survey by an institution under the ministry showed that about 40 percent of the travelers had visited museums on their trips. During the Spring Festival holiday last year, 386 million trips were made domestically, contributing to an increase of 475 billion yuan in China’s travel revenue. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China’s domestic tourism revenue gained 513.9 billion yuan (about $76.21 billion) during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday that ends on Feb 10, an annual increase of 8.2 percent, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

A total of 415 million trips were made across the country during the holiday, rising by 7.6 percent year-on-year, according to the ministry.

Traditional culture was one of the travelers’ favorites during the holiday, as a survey by an institution under the ministry showed that about 40 percent of the travelers had visited museums on their trips.

During the Spring Festival holiday last year, 386 million trips were made domestically, contributing to an increase of 475 billion yuan in China’s travel revenue.

Tourists visit Confucius Temple scenic area in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, Feb 8, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists view black-headed gulls at Dianchi Lake in Kunming, capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan province, Feb 10, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists visit the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province, Feb 10, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists visit a scenic spot in Yimeng Mountain in Linyi, East China’s Shandong province, Feb 9, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists pose for photos in Zhangye, Northwest China’s Gansu province, Feb 9, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists visit Pingyao, a tourist attraction in North China’s Shanxi province, Feb 10, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

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