Lower prices, better services boost holiday travel
Nearly 730 million trips were made by Chinese travelers within China over the seven-day National Day holiday, a year-on-year increase of 9.43 percent, thanks to cheaper tickets and higherquality travel services, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The figure was even more impressive given the fact that National Day 2017 overlapped with Mid-Autumn Festival.
Travel and tourism-related revenue tallied between Monday and Sunday hit nearly $87 billion, up 9.04 percent compared with 2017.
The ministry said that 981 State-level attractions lowered ticket prices, while 74 were free to the public prior to the travel boom during the break.