Only in China: Nearly 800 million domestic tourist trips over National Day holiday
China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism reports that 782 million domestic tourist trips made during the seven-day National Day holiday from October 1 to October 7. According to the ministry, this is a 7.81 percent increase from last year, with tourism revenue reaching almost 650 billion yuan (about $90.94 billion).
“Red tourism,” or revolutionary-themed tourism, has become a highlight. About 78.84 percent of tourists participated in activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, according to statistics from the ministry.
About 66.4 percent visited culture and history-themed tourist sites, while 44.96 percent participated in nighttime tourist activities.
Over 7 million outbound trips were also made by Chinese during the holiday, said the ministry.