Tourists enjoy the view in Xi'an
China Daily     Updated: 2019-05-06

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Tourists enjoy the view in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, May 2, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Extended holiday witnessed a consumption boom in tourism, retail, catering and box office, with senior tourists driving the spending.

China saw 195 million tourists during the four-day holiday that ended on Saturday, a year-on-year increase of 13.7 percent, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The surge of travelers pushed tourism revenue to almost 117.67 billion yuan ($17.5 billion) nationwide, a 16.1 percent increase over last year.

During this year's May Day holiday, one day longer than that in 2018, visitors' footprint spread to 903 destinations across the world, according to online travel service Ctrip.