The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region experienced a travel boom

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ntinue through the rest of 2019, according to a recent report by the region’s government.

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t 76 million visits, up 46 per-cent year-on-year. Revenue generated by tourism exc

上海419品茶微信eeded 115 billion yuan ($16 billion), registering an increase of about 48 percent over the same period last year.

Urumqi, Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture and Changji Hui autonomous pre

fecture were the three hottest destinations for travelers in the past half year. Yea

-on-year, Urumqi saw a 56 percent increase in travelers, Ili Kazak saw 81 per-cent, and Changji Hui 46 percent.上海419

Domestic travelers accounted for 98 percent of those visiting the region, w

hile the top three sources of overseas visitors were Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia.

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Zhang Xiaoyu, general secretary of the Xinjiang Tourism Association, said that winter use

d to be the slack season for Xinjiang because of the rather low temperatures and heavy snow.

上海419品茶微信”Numerous scenic spots were shut down when winter came, but they grew

to be new attractions to travelers thanks to the popularity of winter tourism,” he said.

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more than the 69 that opened around that time last year, according to the report.

上海419品茶微信Scenic spots also saw an increase in travelers during the winter. Zha

ng said that the region offers diversified entertainment to travelers during the season.

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