Apr. 19, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Beijing
's tourism revenue grew 9.0% year on year to RMB 69.22 billion in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released by the Beijing Statistics Bureau
The capital city received 43.72 million visitors in the first three months, 9.3% more than in the corresponding period of 2011.
The number of domestic visitors grew 9.3% year on year to 42.69 million in the first quarter, and revenue from these domestic visitors rose 9.0% year on year to RMB 62.29 billion during the period.
The city saw the number of inbound visitors climb 9.2% year on year to 1.02 million in the quarter, including 879,000 from foreign countries. These inbound visitors brought in revenue of US$1.07 billion, 9.2% more than in the same period of 2011.
Visitors from the U.S., South Korea and Japan accounted for 34.8% of the total inbound visitors. Beijing
received 147,000 visitors from the U.S., 6.9% more than in the same period of last year, 107,000 visitors from Japan, up 25.7% year on year, and 104,000 visitors from South Korea, a decrease of 0.4% year on year.