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Chinese tourists set footprints in 68 countries and regions

By Wu Kai (People's Daily)    09:44, February 23, 2018

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Tourists from across China tread 68 countries and regions during the week-long Spring Festival Holiday, and Southeast Asia has the lion’s share among them.

The tourism industry revenue hit the 475-billion-yuan mark ($75 billion), an increase of 12.6 percent from last year. About 386 million trips were consummated by tourists during the week-long break, up 12.1 percent from last year’s figure, according to the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).

The list of most popular tourist attractions among the provincial regions includes Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Henan, Anhui, Shandong, Guangxi, Hubei, and Zhejiang.

The typical tourist’s expenditure averaged approximately 6000 yuan ($156), according to, one of China’s leading travel websites.

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