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China's tourism revenue up 24 pct for Spring Festival holiday


09:05, January 30, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's tourism revenue rose 23.6 percent during the Spring Festival holiday from the same period last year, the National Tourism Administration said on Sunday.

The revenue reached 101.4 billion yuan (15.6 billion U.S. dollars) during the week-long holiday which began last Sunday, according to a statement released by the administration.

Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, fell on Jan. 23 this year. It is the most important festival for Chinese and is an occasion for reunions of family members and relatives.

About 5.5 billion yuan of the total tourism revenues came from airlines, while 3.05 billion yuan came from railways. Tourists spent 38.38 billion yuan in the country's 39 key tourism cities and 54.47 billion yuan in other regions.

The number of tourists during the Spring Festival holiday topped 176 million across the country, up 15 percent from the same period last year, the statement said.


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