Beijing receives 7.7 million tourists during holiday
Beijing received more than 7.7 million tourists during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday, the municipal tourism authority said.
A total of 7,707,000 tourists visited Beijing over the past week, up 4.9 percent over last year’s holiday, bringing revenue of $1.2 billion, an increase of 8.4 percent, said Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development.
The temple fairs in the Temple of Earth and Dragon Pool Park attracted 1.7 million tourists from China and abroad.
The past seven days saw 914,000 people entering the city by air, and 2 million arriving by train, official data showed.
Law enforcement officials were dispatched in nearly 70,000 shifts to regulate tourists, the commission said.