More tourists visit Tibet in year’s first half

Lhasa, July 21 (IANS) More tourists visited Tibet in the first half of this year as compared to the figures of the same period last year, authorities said.

Tourism revenue surged 30 percent to $866 million in the first half, thanks to a 26.7-percent increase in visitors to the region, reported Xinhua news agency.

Some 5.3 million people from China and overseas visited Tibet in the first six months of this year, up 26.7 percent from the same period a year ago.

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