3.95M tourist visit Beijing for Mid-Autumn Festival
(ECNS, 25 September 2018) Beijing received 3.95 million visitors during the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday from Sept 22 to 24, according to data released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Tuesday.
The number of visitors was up 4.7 percent on the same period last year.
Scenic spots in Beijing reaped 127 million yuan ($18.5 million) in revenue during the three days, up 11.5 percent year-on-year.
Boosted by the growing number of visitors, Beijing’s major commercial service companies saw total retail sales of 2.4 billion yuan, up 5.4 percent year-on-year, the municipal commerce commission said on Monday.
Beijing Daoxiangcun, a traditional cake maker that opened for business in 1895, offered 25 types of mooncakes during the holiday and saw sales grow by about 30 percent year-on-year.