Trav­el­ers hit the road for hol­i­day

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Chi­nese tourists made 133 mil­lion do­mes­tic trips dur­ing the three-day New Year hol­i­day, ac­cord­ing to the top tourism au­thor­ity. The trips gen­er­ated tourism rev­enue of 75.5 bil­lion yuan ($11.6 bil­lion; 9.7 bil­lion eu­ros; £8.6 bil­lion), up by 11.2 per­cent year-on-year, the China Na­tional Tourism Ad­min­is­tra­tion says. “The Sum­mer Palace wel­comed al­most 93,000 vis­i­tors dur­ing the hol­i­day, up by 16 per­cent thanks to the good weather,” says Li Kun, a pub­lic­ity of­fi­cial for the Bei­jing at­trac­tion. Trips by car and coun­try­side out­ings were pre­ferred in most ar­eas, ac­cord­ing to the tourism depart­ment. Fa­mous ci­ties in the south, such as Sanya, Xi­amen, Shen­zhen, Guangzhou and Kun­ming, were re­garded as good des­ti­na­tions for es­cap­ing the cold, though some ci­ties in north­east­ern China, in­clud­ing Harbin, Shenyang and Jilin, wel­comed vis­i­tors for win­ter tourism.

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