115,487 tourists visited the Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China from Feb. 13 to 22, up 4.3% from the same period last year. This in a press release from the regional tourism administration.
The same release said the holiday travel rush brought in $11.7 million US dollars of tourism income over the 10 days, up 6% year-on-year.
More than 2,000 tourists joined a Himalayan folk culture festival to celebrate the Tibetan Year of Iron Tiger and the Chinese New Year on Feb. 14.
EnglishNews.cn reports that in an effort to boost tourism in the winter season, the region has cut hotel rates and ticket prices from Nov. 1 to Mar. 31.