BEIJING - Beijing welcomed more than 12 million tourists during the eight-day National Day holiday, ringing up about 9.5 billion yuan (1.43 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism income.
Compared with last year's holiday week from Oct. 1 to 7, the number of tourists in Beijing during the first seven days of October this year grew 4.5 percent and tourism income increased 10.6 percent, according to Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development.
As one of China's two Golden Weeks, the National Day holiday this year has been extended by one day to include the Mid-Autumn Festival, which fell on Oct. 4.
Suburban trips are a source of growth. About 5 million suburban trips were made during the holiday, up 8.7 percent year on year, generating 450 million yuan in tourism income.
Ten service stations were set up in five districts to handle complaints of tourists during the holiday.
As of 2 p.m. Sunday, the commission received 53 complaints, down 13 percent year on year.