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|08 October, 2018

China's tourist sites receive 726mln visitors over holiday, up 9.4% y/y

Tourism revenue generated over the period rose 9.04 percent to 599 billion yuan

People walk on a sightseeing platform in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

People walk on a sightseeing platform in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

REUTERS/ China Stringer Network

SHANGHAI - China's tourism hotspots received 726 million visits from domestic travelers over the country's one week long National Day holiday, up 9.43 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said late on Sunday.

Tourism revenue generated over the period rose 9.04 percent to 599 billion yuan, the ministry said.

The National Day holiday took place between Oct 1-7.

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(Reporting by Brenda Goh Editing by Shri Navaratnam) ((brenda.goh@thomsonreuters.com; +86 (0) 21 6104 1763; Reuters Messaging: brenda.goh.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))