TRAVEL China sees tourism boom during May Day holiday

TRAVEL

China sees tourism boom during May Day holiday

Xinhua

22:09, May 01, 2018

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

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Tourists visit the Luanzhou Ancient City in Luanxian County, north China's Hebei Province, April 29, 2018. The Luanzhou Ancient City attracted many tourists during the Labor Day holiday. (Photo: Xinhua)

The country's tourism industry raked in 87.16 billion yuan ($13.73 billion) in revenue during the holiday that ended Tuesday, 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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