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China sees 105 m tourists during Mid-Autumn Festival holiday

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-09-15 20:24
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A passenger boards a bullet train at Nanjing Railway Station in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, Sept 12, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- A total of 105 million Chinese tourists traveled around the country during this year's three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday which started Friday, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Sunday.

The figure represented a 7.6-percent increase compared with the holiday last year, the ministry said.

Domestic tourism revenue generated during the period totaled 47.28 billion yuan (around $6.7 billion), up 8.7 percent year on year, according to ministry figures.

Many events that promote family values, patriotism and traditional Chinese culture were held across China for the festivity, the ministry noted.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is typically marked by family reunions, enjoying sights of the full moon and eating mooncakes, among other traditions.

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