Tourists visit the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, during the Spring Festival holidays in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 10, 2016. (Photo: Xinhua/Shen Bohan)
Tourism revenue in Beijing rose 2.9 percent year on year during the week-long Spring Festival holiday, according to the municipal tourism commission.
Tourism revenue reached 4.92 billion yuan (753 million U.S. dollars) during the holiday, which began on Feb. 7, according to a statement released by the commission on Saturday.
The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, fell on Feb. 8 this year. It is the most important holiday in China for family reunions.
The number of tourists during the Spring Festival holiday topped 9.19 million in the city, up 1.9 percent from the same period last year, the statement said.
Historical sites, including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall as well as ski resorts and traditional temple fairs attracted most of the visitors, it said.