13.6 million inbound and outbound passengers record new high during holiday
10/09/2018|8:48:22 AM|ChinaDaily

The number of inbound and outbound passengers set a record high by reaching 13.6 million during the holiday, up 9% year-on-year, according the National Immigration Administration.

A total of 6.63 million people came to China during the holiday, growing by 9.8% year-on-year, while 6.94 million people left the country, up 8.2% year-on-year.

Post 95s became the fastest growing force in outbound travel by increasing 120% in numbers, according to a report by Alibaba Group's travel unit Fliggy.

Travel destinations nationwide received 726 million domestic visits during the holiday, up 9.43% year-on-year.

From October 1 to 6:00 pm October 7, domestic railways served 98.98 million passengers, up more than 10% year-on-year; road passenger trips reached 492 million, basically the same as the same period last year; and civil aviation passenger trips reached 12.3 million, an increase of 8.7% year-on-year, the ministry said.

High-speed railway travel was highly favored by passengers during the holiday and it contributed to a more than 50% year-on-year increase in the number of people traveling to surrounding areas, according to a report by online travel services provider Ctrip.

The Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, which came into service on September 23, made Hong Kong a super hot destination for residents in the Pearl River Delta region during the holiday. From September 28 to October 7, the high-speed rail served about 657,000 passengers between Hong Kong and different cities in the Chinese mainland.

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