Retails sales and the number of tourists throughout the Golden Week holiday broke records in China’s tourism industry.
This year’s National Day holiday, which marks the 1949 founding of the People’s Republic of China, ran from September 29 through October 5.
Figures released by the National Tourism Administration (NTA) showed the country’s 119 major tourist destinations received more than 18.29 million visitors. That’s an increase of 13.2% from a year earlier. The NTA also said ticket sales rose by 16.4% from last year which means there has been some easing upwards of prices.