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Outbound tourism hit historic high last week

Updated: 2012-10-09 14:54
By Qin Zhongwei (

The number of Chinese tourists that traveled abroad last week hit a historic high, the Beijing General Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection said on Tuesday.

Tourists had more time to travel abroad due to the combination of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day, which created an eight-day holiday for many.

More than 450,000 travelers went abroad from Sept 30 to Oct 8, a year-on-year increase of 5.6 percent.

The number of outbound tourists reached a peak of 37,000 on Sept 29, a surge of 16.7 percent compared with the same day last year.