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China sees tourism boom during May Day holiday

Posted on May 02, 2018


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China saw a tourism boom during the three-day May Day holiday, with tourism consumption becoming more diversified, official data showed Tuesday.

The country's tourism industry raked in 87.16 billion yuan ($13.73 billion) in revenue during the holiday that ended Tuesday, up 10.2 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

During the holiday, tourist destinations across China received a total of 147 million domestic tourists, a year-on-year increase of 9.3 percent.

While tours around major cities, to the countryside, and eco-tour were the top choices of tourists, culture, education and revolution-themed tours have become new highlights, the ministry's report show.

 


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Experts with the World Tourism Organization (WTO) have said that Yunnan Province is poised to become one of Asia's most sought-after travel destinations as well in the next 20 years.

Home to 25 ethnic groups, Yunnan is mysterious and appealing to European and American tourists who are amazed at the ethnic culture and various customs here.