Around 3.62 million tourists flocked to Shanghai during the Spring Festival holiday, tourism authorities said on Thursday, an 8.2 percent rise compared with last year.
The 120 tourist attractions being monitored by authorities over the weeklong holiday saw an 18 percent increase in tourists from last year, generating some 3.57 billion yuan ($576 million USD) in revenue, up one percent, according to the Shanghai Tourism Administration.
The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall and Xujiahui saw around 17 million visits, while the Hongqiao and Pudong international airports handled 313,000 and 255,000 passengers respectively from January 30 to February 5, up 20 percent and 6.2 percent from the year before.
Shanghai Metro authorities reported that some 165,800 people traveled through Hongqiao Railway Station during peak travel time on January 26, while Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai South likewise handled record numbers of crowds around 129,000 and 79,000 passengers respectively.
Some 3.62 billion passenger trips were expected throughout China over the Spring Festival holiday, with 4.5 million Chinese people estimated to have traveled overseas, a rise of 12.5 percent from last year, according to the tourism administration.
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