China sees 195 mln domestic tourist trips during May Day holiday


(Photo: VCG)

BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- China saw a total of 195 million domestic tourist trips made during the four-day May Day holiday, up 13.7 percent from last year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Tourism revenue reached 117.67 billion yuan (about $17.48 billion) during the holiday which lasts from Wednesday to Saturday, up 16.1 percent, according to the ministry.

Statistics show that family trips have become the highlights of the tourism sector, boosting cultural, recreation and catering consumption.

Tourists stay an average of 2.25 days at their destinations, according to the ministry.