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China reports fast growth of domestic, outbound tourists

Updated: May 30,2019 9:39 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese made 149.72 million outbound international trips in 2018, up 14.7 percent year-on-year, said the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on May 30.

The number of domestic trips totaled 5.5 billion in 2018, up 10.8 percent year-on-year, according to an annual report issued by the ministry.

Meanwhile, international tourists paid 141.2 million visits to China in 2018, up 1.2 percent, the report said.

The country’s tourism industry earned 5.97 trillion yuan ($865.22 billion) in revenue in the past year, an annual growth of 10.5 percent, according to the report.