China’s National Holiday tourism revenue sees double-digit rise

 Saturday, October 7, 2017 


china national dayAccording to China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), there has been a rise of more than 10% year on year in tourism revenue in the first two days of China’s National Day holiday.



About 114 million tourists have spent 94 billion yuan (about 9.7 billion U.S. dollars) on the first day itself which is about 9.9 percent and 10.9 percent high respectively over the same day of last year, as reported by CNTA. The previous day, tourism income of 96.5 billion yuan (14.5 billion U.S. dollars) was posted, up 12.2 percent year on year, by 113 million domestic tourists, up 10.5 percent year on year.



The most popular choice for the vacationers was folk customs, food, cultural and rural tourism. However, there were obvious growth in the number of visitors going to theme parks, museums and leisure streets. The National Day holiday is one of the major time when there is a huge surge in the passenger flow, tourism revenue and retail sales. This year it has been extended by one more day as the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Oct.4 where people travel to get together to their families.



China Railway Corporation said on Monday that more than 15 million trips were made on Sunday, the first day of the eight-day holiday, a new record high compared to 14.4 million trips made on the same day last year. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport said that about a thousand passengers missed their planes due to traffic jam on the airport expressway. To cope up with the travel pressure, about160 extra flights were added by China Southern Airlines.



Ctrip and China Tourism Academy conducted a survey which showed a total of 590 million visitors during the holiday which is about 12 percent higher than last year. The same survey found the tourism income is expected to rise by 13.5 percent to 478 billion yuan (which is 74 billion U.S. dollars).



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