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Holiday attracts 37 m tourists to Shandong

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)

Date:2011-10-10 7:52:53     
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