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Xi’an Sees Boost in Tourism

Features & Advice | Amy Coyne Bredeson | February 28, 2016

Xi’an Sees Boost in Tourism

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The Chinese city of Xi’an, known for some of the country’s most valuable archaeological  treasures, has seen an increase in tourism revenue, Xinhua News Agency reported. 

Over the past five years, tourists have visited the city more than 500 million times, according to Xinhua.

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The city brought in almost 402 billion yuan (about 61.5 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism income between 2011 and 2015, the provincial statistical bureau said in a tourism industry report obtained by Xinhua. The report said Xi’an's tourism revenue increased at an average of 21.5 percent over the past five years.

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The report cited the boost in tourism dollars as a result of the city's air hubs, railroads and highways, along with its archaeological sites, including the Mausoleum of the Qinshihuang, the first emperor of a united China, Xinhua said.

Xi’an took in 107.4 billion yuan in tourism revenue in 2015, according to Xinhua.



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