China sees 96 mln domestic tourist trips during Dragon Boat Festival holiday
China saw a total of 95.98 million domestic tourist trips made during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, up 7.7 percent from the same period last year, according to the country's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Tourism revenue reached 39.33 billion yuan (about 5.7 billion U.S. dollars) during the holiday, which lasted from Friday to Sunday, up 8.6 percent year-on-year, the ministry said.
Various activities held across China to celebrate this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which fell on Saturday, also attracted a large number of tourists, according to the ministry.
Trips to coastal cities surged during the holiday, said the ministry.