Golden holiday brings profits,
BEIJING, May 9 -- The May Day "golden week" holiday
has once again generated heated debate over the balance between economic gain
from tourism and protection of heritage sites and travellers.
Authorities estimated that a record 120 million trips
were made in the past holiday and travellers spent 40 billion yuan (US$5
billion) during the seven days.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, 44
people were killed across the country in seven major road accidents during the
week-long holiday. Full story
"Golden Week" sees increase of
Over 1 mln people visit the
Shenyang Int'l Horticultural Expo during the "Golden Week"
holidays in May, 2006. (Xinhua
BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Statistics published by
the National Tourism Administration (NTA) on Sunday shows that during this May
day holiday the number of tourists received by 116 Chinese scenic spots grew
12.9 percent year on year, with ticket income rising 21.6 percent.
The overall tourism revenue in 38 major Chinese
cities during the seven-day holiday exceeded 20 billion yuan (2.5 billion U.S.
dollars), the NTA said. Full story
Related: "Golden Week" boosts holiday
May Day holiday helps spur retail consumption
Labor Day tourist numbers up
by 20 pct
BEIJING, May 8 (Xinhua) -- About 146 million Chinese
people traveled during the Labor Day vacation from May 1 to 7, according to
statistics from China National Tourism Administration. The number was up 20
percent from last year's Labor Day holiday. Full story