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China sees 10.7% more travelers on National Day holidays

10/12/2015| 10:43:52 PM| ChinaTravelNews 中文

A total of 526 million trips were made nationally in China over the National Day holidays and RMB421.3 billion was spent during the period, up 10.7% and 17.9%.

A total of 526 million trips were made nationally in China over the National Day holidays and RMB421.3 billion was spent during the period, up 10.7% and 17.9% respectively compared with the same period last year, according to the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).

Tiananmen Square during National Day

Travel demand was released all at once during the holiday period. Of the 526 million visitors nation-wide during the holiday, 114 million were overnight stays and 412 million were day trips, up 14.7% and 9.8% y-o-y respectively.

CNTA’s spokesperson Jilin Zhang said the consumer needs for travel and vacation services during the National Day Holiday season showed signs of diversification. Urban leisure travel, rural tourism, cultural tourism and Chinese Communist Party historical tourism were the most popular this year, with most travelers driving or traveling independently. “The mode of travel during the holiday has already transitioned from traditional sight-seeing to a combination of sight-seeing and leisure travel. Tourism has clearly become an important driver of the economy,” he said.(Translation by David)

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