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City was popular tourist destination

February 12, 2019

More than 5 million tourists from home and abroad visited Shanghai during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday, up 15 percent from last year.

Tourism revenue topped 6.6 billion yuan (US$979 million), a surge of 34 percent from the same period of last year, according to the Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism.

Major tourist attractions received 4.8 million visitors, a rise of 25.2 percent.