Passengers prepare to board a train at Anqing Railway Station, east China's Anhui Province, June 9, 2019. Sunday witnessed a travel rush as the Dragon Boat Festival holiday came to an end. (Xinhua/Jiang Sheng)
China saw a total of 95.98 million domestic tourist trips made during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, up 7.7 percent from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Tourism revenue reached 39.33 billion yuan (about 5.7 billion U.S. dollars) during the holiday which lasts from Friday to Sunday, up 8.6 percent year-on-year, according to the ministry.
Various activities staged across China to celebrate this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which fell on Saturday, also attracted a large number of tourists, according to the ministry.
Trips to coastal cities surged during the holiday, said the ministry. Enditem