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Tibet reports a record of high number of tourists this year

Tibet posted a record of high number of tourists in the first eight months of this year. Tibet has received as many as 6.21 million tourists in the past eight months, up 22.1 percent year-on-year, according to the Tibet Tourism Bureau.

The tourism sector also posted a 42.7 percent jump in revenue between January and August to 6.34 billion yuan, thanks to the soaring tourist number.

Festival tourism has witnessed a breakthrough this year, becoming a booster of the regional tourism industry. For example, a total of 906,400 tourists visited Tibet during the seven-day Shoton Festival alone, bringing a total revenue of 266 million yuan, an increase of 15.01 percent and 8.21 percent respectively year-on-year.

Source: China Tibet Online

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