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China's National Day holiday traffic rush draws to close

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-10-07 21:37

BEIJING - Chinese people made more trips during the National Day holiday, also known as the "Golden Week," which concluded on Wednesday.

During the first six days of October, railway trips reached 62.79 million nationwide and railway ticket revenue totaled 3.54 billion yuan (556.49 million US dollars), up 8.8 percent and 18.5 percent year on year respectively, said the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).

A total of 7.63 million trips were made by plane in the past six days, up 10 percent year on year, according to the CNTA.

Ticket receipts at major attractions stood at 1.59 billion yuan during the seven days, said the CNTA, which collected data from 125 tourist sites across the country. These tourist attractions received 29.62 million visitors.

The National Day holiday from Oct 1 to 7 has become an annual tourism event for Chinese people, who are increasingly well-off and willing to spend more on leisure and entertainment.

Self-driving travel, rural tourism and culture-oriented travel have become more popular.

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