Lower prices, bet­ter ser­vices boost hol­i­day travel

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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.

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