TRAVEL Cross-border trips rise in popularity

TRAVEL

Cross-border trips rise in popularity

Xinhua

13:11, February 11, 2019

Border inspection agencies around China recorded more than 12.5 million entry and exits during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday.

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That was nearly 11 percent more than last year, the National Immigration Administration said yesterday.

Inbound trips exceeded 6.22 million, rising about 9.5 percent from the same period of last year, while outbound trips increased nearly 12.5 percent to over 6.31 million, according to the administration.

More than 7.22 million entry and exit trips during the holiday were made by Chinese mainland residents for personal purposes, including traveling and visiting family members, growing nearly 16 percent year on year.

Most popular destinations were Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States.

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