Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lhasa receives 257,544 tourists during "Golden Week"

Statistics shows that during the "golden week" period, altogether 257,544 person-time tourists visited Lhasa, capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, highlighting a 30.38 percent increase over the same period last year.
Meanwhile, the total tourist revenue was reported to reach 79.434 million yuan from Oct.1 to 8, up 28.94 percent year on year.
Among so many scenic spots, the Potala Palace and Namtso Lake hosted 0.24 million and 0.11 million tourists respectively. The average occupancy rate of star hotels was said to remain above 60 percent.
During the National Day holidays, the Municipal Tourism Bureau intensified monitoring the local tourist market and strictly regulated the market order in line with the objectives of "safety, order, quality and efficiency".
Specifically, tourism authorities checked on the service provided by bus drivers and tour guides to prevent from cheating in shopping and travel arrangements.

© Kieron Nelson 2010 "Vanishing Cultures Photography"

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