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Chinese expected to make 130 mln trips during coming holiday

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by April 29, 2017 General

About one-tenth of China’s population is expected to travel over the holiday long weekend, official data showed Friday.

Tourists check in at the railway station in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province on April 28, 2017. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

Tourists check in at the railway station in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province on April 28, 2017. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

About 130 million trips are expected to be made during the International Labor Day holiday from April 29 to May 1, up 11 percent year on year, according to data from the China National Tourism Administration.

Domestic tourism could take in 78 billion yuan (US$11.3 billion) in revenue over the weekend, up 13 percent year on year.

Previous surveys showed that over half of Chinese people planned to travel during the upcoming holiday and in May, most of them preferring suburban areas and nearby provinces.

When it comes to traveling overseas, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam were the top destinations, the survey showed.

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