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China sees 97.9 mln tourists during Mid-Autumn Festival holiday

Updated: 2018-09-25 14:26:08

( Xinhua )

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A total of 97.9 million tourists were received across China during the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, which started Saturday, said the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Monday.

According to the ministry, the domestic tourism revenue hit 43.5 billion yuan (around $ 6.34 billion) during the holiday.

As the week-long National Day holiday is approaching, more tourists resorted to short-distance trips. Trips to the countryside were the most popular.

No major safety accidents were reported nationwide during the holiday as of 5 p.m. Beijing Time on Monday, the MCT said.

The Mid-Autumn Festival usually marks family reunions for Chinese people, who have the tradition of enjoying sights of the full moon and eating mooncakes among others.

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