Tibet sees surge in tourist arrivals in first 8 months

Fahad Shabbir


Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region welcomed 33.27 million domestic and foreign tourists in the first eight months of this year, up 20.8 percent year-on-year, authorities said on Friday. local.

LHASA, Oct 1 (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – Oct 1, 2021) -: The Tibet Autonomous Region in southwestern China received 33.27 million domestic and foreign tourists over the past eight first months of this year, up 20.8% year-on-year, local authorities said on Friday.

The region’s tourism receipts jumped 35.7 percent from the previous year to 41.49 billion yuan (about $ 6.4 billion) in the same period, according to the regional tourism department. .

The growth in both the number of tourists and income from tourism was in part due to effective control of the epidemic in China.

In addition, the opening of the Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway, Tibet‘s first electrified railway, has brought comfort to tourists and new opportunities for tourism development in the region.

The railway officially began operating on June 25. Compared to road transport, it cuts the travel time from Lhasa to Nyingchi from 5 hours to about 3.5 hours.