CHINA Beijing receives more overseas tourists in 2018

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Beijing receives more overseas tourists in 2018

China Daily

03:05, February 07, 2019

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Two foreign tourists take pictures in Beijing's Temple of Heaven. (Photo: China Daily)

Beijing saw more than 4 million arrivals of overseas tourists in 2018, up 2 percent year on year, the municipal statistics bureau has said.

The United States and Japan were the two major sources of overseas tourists in Beijing, which saw 720,000 visits from Americans and 249,000 from Japanese, according to the bureau.

Continent-wise, Asia was the top source of tourists in Beijing, which saw about 1.7 million visits from countries and regions in Asia last year, up 1.4 percent year on year.

Beijing plans to further promote one-day tours, improve the 144-hour visa-free entry policy, and offer tax refunds to attract more foreign visitors, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development said last year.

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