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China records nearly 5b domestic trips in 2023 | Updated: 2024-02-09 20:16
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Passengers prepare to board a train in Longxi county, Gansu province, on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua]

A total of 4.89 billion domestic trips were made in China in 2023, marking a year-on-year increase of 93 percent, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Friday.

Among them, the number of trips by urban residents was 3.75 billion, a year-on-year rise of 95 percent.

The number of trips made by rural residents was 1.13 billion, increasing nearly 90 percent year-on-year.

In 2023, the total expenditure of domestic tourists was 4.91 trillion yuan ($683 billion), a growth of 140 percent year-on-year.

Among them, urban residents' travel expenditure was 4.18 trillion yuan, almost 150 percent up from the previous year.

Rural residents' travel expenditure was 0.74 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 106 percent.

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