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China’s tourism revenue hits 5.97t yuan in 2018

Updated: Feb 13,2019 7:32 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s tourism industry brought in 5.97 trillion yuan ($882 billion) in 2018, up 10.5 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on Feb 13.

According to a preliminary estimation, the domestic tourism industry made an overall contribution of 9.94 trillion yuan to the country’s GDP in 2018, accounting for 11 percent of the total GDP, said the ministry.

The tourism sector created 79.9 million direct and indirect jobs in 2018, accounting for nearly 10.3 percent of the total employed population, the ministry noted.