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Box Office, Tourism Soar During Chinese October Holiday

By Coco Feng
The China National Tourism Administration said that reservations on the accommodations website Airbnb more than doubled over the National Week holiday from last year. Above, tourists visit the popular Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Visual China
The China National Tourism Administration said that reservations on the accommodations website Airbnb more than doubled over the National Week holiday from last year. Above, tourists visit the popular Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Visual China

China saw big increases in both tourism and box-office sales during the country’s early-October holidays, with numbers for both rising significantly from the same period last year.

China received 705 million visitors during the eight-day holiday — which ended Sunday and included both National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Tourist numbers for the first seven days were up 11.9% from a year earlier, when the holiday lasted only a week in total, according to the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).

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