Chinese travelers make record trips during Spring Festival holiday

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Chinese travelers make record trips during Spring Festival holiday Photo from Xinhua

China’s tourism market experiences a big boom for the Spring Festival holiday.

CGTN’s Hou Na reports.

Chinese travelers make record trips during Spring Festival holiday

Chinese travelers make record trips during Spring Festival holiday

China's tourism market experiences a big boom for the Spring Festival holiday. CGTN's Hou Na reports.

Chinese tourists have made 344 million domestic trips during the Spring Festival holiday, a 14 percent increase from last year. According to a report by Ctrip, a travel website, Chinese tourists are expected to spend 100 billion yuan (about $14.5 billion) in total over the week.

A record 6.15 million trips were made by Chinese mainland tourists to overseas destinations, an increase of seven percent from last year. About 374,000 trips were organized by travel agencies, a 2.5 percent increase.

The National Tourism Administration also reported growth from individual and high-end travelers and said that in addition to first-tier and coastal cities, inland cities – such as those in the Guangxi , Zhuang Autonomous Region became important source markets for China’s outbound tourism industry.

Experts predict more overseas trips will be made in 2017, a four percent increase from a year ago.