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National Day spending hits 482 billion RMB

(People's Daily Online)    15:34, October 08, 2016
National Day spending hits 482 billion RMB
Tourists visit the Shaolin Temple during holiday. (file photo)

China's tourism revenue during the recently-concluded seven-day "Golden Week," which celebrates the country's Oct. 1 national day, totaled 482.2 billion RMB ($72 billion) this year. That number marks a 14.4 percent year-on-year increase, according to China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).

During the vacation period, China saw a total of 593 million travelers, up 12.8 percent compared with the same period last year. According to China's railway department, a record 108 million passengers took the train during the holiday, a 9.3 percent year-on-year growth.

Thanks to the relaxation of visa requirements for Chinese citizens, China witnessed an 11.9 percent growth in outbound tourists during the holiday. From Oct. 1 to 7, the number of outbound tourists reached 1.39 million. South Korea, Japan, Russia, Thailand, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, France and Singapore were the top destinations, though visa-free policies also attracted Chinese tourists to Morocco, Tonga and Tunis.

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