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Spring Festival tourism revenue up 16.3 pct

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-02-15 09:26

Spring Festival tourism revenue up 16.3 pct


China's tourism revenue surged during the Spring Festival holiday, the National Tourism Administration said on Sunday.

Tourism revenue reached 365.1 billion yuan ($55.7 billion), up 16.3 percent year on year, according to the administration.

The number of tourists during the seven-day holiday topped 302 million across the country, up 15.6 percent.

Overseas travel became more popular, with outbound group travel tourists hitting 8.56 million, up 3 percent from the same period last year, according to statistical data from domestic airlines.


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