Some 287 million tourists travelled in China during the first four days of the week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, up 11.1 percent from the same period last year, new data showed Sunday.
A Thai driver has been killed and 17 Chinese tourists have been injured in a tour bus accident in southern Thai province of Phang Nga, according to the Chinese consulate general in Songkhla.
China's tourism revenue rose on the first day of lunar Chinese New Year, the National Tourism Administration said on Friday.
Chinese mainland tourists' enthusiasm for overseas travel is expected to reach new heights during the upcoming Spring Festival holidays, while demand for inbound tourism will be more moderate.
Authorities in Indonesia's resort island of Bali are making preparations to welcome Chinese tourists during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, an official said.
Jiuzhaigou, a scenic area in southwest China's Sichuan Province, is restoring its natural beauty after the magnitude 7 earthquake on August 8.
The Spring Festival holiday tourism market is expected to see a volume of 385 million people, a 12 percent increase from 2017, the China National Tourism Administration said.
Asia's largest skiing park, the Changbai Mountains All Season Terrain Park, in northeast China's Jilin Province has opened to tourists.
Tibet Airlines has added flights for Chunyun, China's Spring Festival travel rush, to meet the increasing demand, the company has said.
China on Friday started regulating tourist trips to Antarctica to protect the fragile polar ecology and help develop Antarctic tourism.