China reports surge in domestic tourism

BEIJING, June 21 (Xinhua) -- China registered a spike in domestic tourism with 6 billion trips in 2019, up 8.4 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.


Aerial photo taken on June 19, 2020 shows a view of Ulungur Lake National Wetland Park in Fuhai County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Photo: Xinhua)

Overseas travels from China surged 3.3 percent year on year to 154.6 million in 2019, while overseas tourists paid 145.3 million visits to China last year, an increase of 2.9 percent, said a report released by the ministry.

Last year, the country's tourism industry earned 6.63 trillion yuan (about 935 billion U.S. dollars) in revenue, registering an annual growth of 11.1 percent, according to the report.