Xiamen welcomes over 2 mln tourists during 'Golden Week'



Xiamen, the coastal Chinese city that hosted a BRICS summit in September, has seen its tourist arrivals soar during the long holiday, the city's tourism authorities said Monday.


A total of 2.13 million tourists visited the coastal city from Oct. 1 to 8, a jump of 23.57 percent from a year ago.


Tourism revenue also rose by 28.65 percent to 2.5 billion yuan (about 377 million U.S. dollars) during the holiday.


Xiamen was already a popular travel destination, but the ninth BRICS summit held in early September further increased the city's appeal to tourists.


Last year, about 1.5 million tourists visited Xiamen during the week-long National Day holiday.


[ Web editor:Wu Jianhan     Source:Xinhua ]