Hol­i­day Travel Up­grade

China Pictorial (English) - - EXPRESS | NEWS -

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.


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