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China sees 515 million domestic tourist trips during holiday

People visit a food street during the week-long National Day holiday in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, Oct 2, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – China saw a total of 515 million domestic tourist trips made during the seven-day National Day holiday, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

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The figure was 70.1 percent of trips made during the same period before the COVID-19 epidemic, said the ministry.

Tourism revenue reached 389.06 billion yuan ($60.38 billion), a recovery of 59.9 percent of the revenue gained in the same period before the epidemic, the ministry said.

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China celebrates its National Day on Oct 1.