Data published by China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed that 112 million residents opted to travel during the Qingming holiday, a long weekend that began on April 5. The figure was up 10.9% on the year and boosted tourism revenue generated during the festival by 13.7% to CNY47.9 billion (USD7.1 billion).
Short-distance trips made up more than 60% of all journeys.
Visitors at museums, art galleries, libraries, science and tech museums and historical and cultural districts made up 54.3%, 32.4%, 38.3%, 37.2% and 42.9% of all tourists.
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