Tourism revenues surge 17.3% in H1

Updated: 2012-07-11 09:28


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SHENYANG -- The National Tourism Administration data showed Tuesday that the tourism industry's total revenues reached 1.28 trillion yuan ($200 billion) in the first half of the year, up 17.3 percent year-on-year.

The surge followed a 14.6-percent rise in the number of domestic trips made during the period, which totaled 1.55 billion. Revenues from domestic travels hit 1.13 trillion yuan, up 20.1 percent, Vice-Chief Wang Zhifa of the NTA said at a tourism conference in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province.

During the first half of the year, the number of inbound trips hit 28.35 million, up 1.3 percent, Wang said.

Chinese made a total of 38 million overseas visits during the period, up 18 percent, Wang said.