TRAVEL Shanghai reports double-digit rise in tourism revenue

TRAVEL

Shanghai reports double-digit rise in tourism revenue

Xinhua

19:44, March 13, 2019

SHANGHAI, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai's tourism industry brought in 509.23 billion yuan (about 76 billion US dollars) in 2018, up 13.54 percent year on year, according to the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism.

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In 2018, Shanghai received 340 million domestic tourists, who contributed a total revenue of 447 billion yuan. About 8.94 million overseas tourists visited Shanghai last year, up 2.37 year on year.

The administration said it will take a raft of measures to promote inbound tourism this year, including easing visa-free transit applications and exploring self-service clearance for outbound foreign tourists.

Shanghai will also provide more foreign-friendly services, such as improving usage of foreign languages on public signs and official websites and installing more POS machines with foreign currency services at popular tourist sites.

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