Visitors take photos in a lavender farm in Huocheng County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 13, 2021. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)
BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- China saw overall 1.871 billion domestic tourist trips during the first half of this year, up 100.8 percent from the same period of last year, the Xinhua-run Shanghai Securities News reported on Thursday.
The figure also returned to 60.9 percent of the level seen during the same period in 2019, according to data released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Tourism revenue reached 1.63 trillion yuan from the January-June period, surging 157.9 percent from the same period of last year, the ministry said.
Tourism revenue recovered to about 58.6 percent of the level of the first half of 2019.
In the first quarter of this year, the country recorded a total of 1.024 billion domestic tourist trips, up 247.1 percent year on year, while Chinese people made 847 million domestic tourist trips in the second quarter of this year, up 33.0 percent year on year. (Edited by Yang Yifan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)