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February 17, Shanghai: People visit a lantern fair in Yuyuan Garden on the third day of the Spring Festival holiday. The 33-day lantern fair lit up on February 1, with over 30 lighting projects and nearly 1,000 colorful bulbs decorating the classic architecture.
While family reunions and returning home are the traditional activities of the Spring Festival holiday, traveling has become an increasingly popular way for families to spend the holiday, which has contributed to the booming tourism market.
Data from the China National Tourism Administration showed tourists made 386 million trips during the holiday, a year-on-year increase of 12 percent, and the tourism industry earned 475 billion yuan (about US$75 billion) in revenue, up 12.6 percent from last year’s holiday.