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Tibet Autonomous Region Tourism Up 22% In 2013


The Tibet Autonomous Region witnessed booming tourist numbers in 2013 as a record 12.91 million tourists visited the plateau land representing an increase of US 2.72 Billion, a Xinhua report said Sunday citing tourism authorities.

The total number of tourists visiting the region was up 22% year-on-year with a rise in visitors from overseas, said Wang Songping, an official with the regional tourism bureau.

More than 223,000 overseas tourists visited the region in 2013, up 14.5% year on year

Tibet’s revenues in the tourism sector increased by 30.6% year-on-year to US 2.72 Billion (16.51 Billion yuan), Wang said

Tibetan Buddhism heritage sites, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Zhaxi Lhunbo Monastery, remain the most popular tourist attractions.

source: MENAFN – Qatar News Agency, 02 Feb 2014

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