Inbound tourism on the Chinese Mainland rebounded in August after falling for 15 consecutive months since May last year.
The Mainland reported more than 11.09 million inbound tourist arrivals in August, up 3.06% year on year.
Growth was recorded in the number of arrivals from 16 major sources of overseas tourists.
Foreign currency income from inbound tourism was estimated at US$3.466 billion in August, up 5.38% from a year earlier.
Those figures compared to a year-on-year 3.05% decline of tourist arrivals in July which stood at 10.72 million, and a 0.66% drop of foreign currency income to US$3.325 billion.
Shanghai Daily.com reports that meanwhile, Chinese Mainland tourists made about 4.65 million outbound trips in August, up 11.69% from a year ago. The top three destinations were Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea.