People tour Jiuzhou ancient town in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou province, Jan 26, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
BEIJING – About 308 million domestic trips were made in China during this year's Spring Festival holiday, up 23.1 percent year-on-year, said the country's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Domestic tourism revenue generated during the week-long holiday totaled 375.8 billion yuan (around $55.52 billion), up 30 percent year-on-year, statistics from the ministry showed.
A total of 10,739 A-level tourist attractions, 73.5 percent of the country's total, were open as normal during the holiday
A total of 10,739 A-level tourist attractions, 73.5 percent of the country's total, were open as normal during the holiday.
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During the holiday, various cultural and tourist activities also took place nationwide to stimulate nighttime consumption, said the ministry.
Menahile, No major accidents took place in China during the Spring Festival holiday, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Friday.
In response to the 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Luding county, Sichuan province, the ministry has deployed proper and timely emergency rescue and investigation with local governments and departments.
During the seven-day holiday, firefighting and rescue teams nationwide dispatched about 737,400 firefighters in 63,700 tasks.
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A total of 4,425 people were rescued or evacuated during the period, the ministry said.
The Spring Festival, which falls on Jan 22 this year, is the biggest occasion for family reunions and heralds the beginning of spring.