A total of 826 million domestic trips were made across China during this year's Mid-Autumn and National Day holidays, up 71.3 percent year on year, according to an estimate made by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Friday.
The National Day holiday, dubbed "golden week" by the Chinese, normally runs for seven days, but this year, it was linked with the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival and extended to eight days, lasting from September 29 to October 6.
A longer holiday rekindles people's enthusiasm to travel and enables them to engage in various leisure activities. China's tourism and consumption have been firing on all cylinders during the holiday. From top domestic destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, to cities in the northwest like Urumqi in Xinjiang, resorts across the country were flooded by visitors during the holiday.
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