The mainland saw 344 million domestic tourist trips during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, a rise of 13.8% from last year, and total tourism spending jumped 15.9 %, the China National Tourism Administration said. The South China Morning Post reports many attractions were forced to restrict entrance because there were too many visitors to handle. The Shanghai Disney Resort was forced to cancel on-site ticket sales twice during the holiday, which began on January 27. Zhangjiajie in Hunan province was so overcrowded that the provincial tourism authority issued an urgent notice asking all tourist facilities not to oversell tickets. A total of 6.15 million Chinese also went abroad, a rise of 7% from a year earlier, and 697,000 mainlanders visited Hong Kong, a rise of 3.7%.