Tourism income reached 513.9 billion yuan, an increase of 8.2% year-on-year, officials said. Photo: AFP

China received a total 415 million of tourists during the Chinese New Year holiday last week, an increase of 7.6% from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Paper reported.

Tourism income has also reached 513.9 billion yuan, an increase of 8.2% year-on-year, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the number of outbound visits increased by over 10% during the holiday. A total of 7.22 million of residents went aboard for a private reason, a rise of 15.97% year-on-year, Xinhua news agency reported.

The top ten overseas destinations include Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the United States and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Xinhua said.

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