China sees 96 mln domestic tourist trips during Dragon Boat Festival holiday

China saw a total of 95.98 million domestic tourist trips made during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, up 7.7 percent from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Passengers wait to board a train at the Tianjin West Railway Station in north China's Tianjin, June 9, 2019. Sunday witnessed a travel rush as the Dragon Boat Festival holiday came to an end. (Photo: Xinhua)

Tourism revenue reached 39.33 billion yuan (about US$5.7 billion) during the holiday which lasts from Friday to Sunday, up 8.6 percent year-on-year, according to the ministry.

Various activities staged across China to celebrate this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which fell on Saturday, also attracted a large number of tourists, according to the ministry.

Trips to coastal cities surged during the holiday, said the ministry.