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China sees tourism boom during May Day holiday

Updated: May 2,2018 8:47 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China saw a tourism boom during the three-day May Day holiday, with tourism consumption becoming more diversified, official data showed on May 1.

The country’s tourism industry raked in 87.16 billion yuan ($13.73 billion) in revenue during the holiday that ended on May 1, up 10.2 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

During the holiday, tourist destinations across China received a total of 147 million domestic tourists, a year-on-year increase of 9.3 percent.

While tours around major cities, to the countryside, and eco-tour were the top choices of tourists, culture, education and revolution-themed tours have become new highlights, the ministry’s report show.

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