Festive activities in East China`s Shandong province attracted 36.94 million tourists during the seven-day National Day vacation from Oct 1 to 7, a year-on-year increase of 22.4 percent, according to the Shandong Provincial Tourism Bureau.
Inbound tourists generated 25.08 billion yuan ($3.94 billion) in revenue for Shandong, a 25.3 percent growth compared to last year`s figure.
Jinan, the provincial capital of Shandong, held dozens of activities, including the Baby Sports and Golden Marriage (50-year marriage) ceremony. An extra 6.68 million people were welcomed in the city.
Other places like Dongying, Tai`an and Liaocheng also presented their time-honored local cultures for tourists.
By Zhao Ruixue (China Daily Shandong Bureau)