China sees 112m domestic tourist trips during tomb-sweeping holiday

Updated: Apr 8, 2019 Xinhua Print
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Tourists visit the Summer Palace on the second day of the three-day Qingming Festival national holiday in Beijing, capital of China, April 6, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - China saw 112 million domestic tourist trips during the three-day tomb-sweeping holiday, up 10.9 percent from last year's holiday, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The tourism revenue reached 47.9 billion yuan (about $7.1 billion) during the holiday which lasts from Friday to Sunday, up 13.7 percent, according to the ministry.

Children lay flowers to pay tribute to martyrs at Longhua Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery in East China's Shanghai, April 5, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

While tourists still favor sites of natural scenes, an increasing number of people chose to visit history museums, martyrs' memorial halls and memorial sites of revolution during the holiday, the ministry said in a report, adding that the online ticket sales at such spots across the country saw a year-on-year increase of 55.2 percent.

The Tomb-sweeping Day, or Qingming Festival, is an important occasion for Chinese people to honor their ancestors. Many also spent the three-day holiday on leisure travel.

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