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Tibet saw 1.26 bln yuan in tourism revenue from Jan to Mar

By Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2018-05-11

Thanks to the initiative of "winter tours in Tibet-enjoy the world's third pole", Tibet's tourism develops steadily. Tibet has received 1.06 million tourists from home and abroad in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 49.5 percent compared with the same period last year. The visitors brought 1.26 billion yuan in tourism revenue, a year-on-year increase of 47 percent. Since the launch of "winter tours in Tibet", Tibet has seen a growing number of tourists. The number of tourists visiting the Potala Palace has increased by 230 percent over the same period last year. The entrance tickets to Potala Palace become hard to get in March. Besides, the number of tourists visiting the Basum Co scenic area has grown six times from that of 2017.

"Winter tours in Tibet-enjoy the world's third pole" started from January 31 of 2018. Echoing for this activity, a series of preferential polices have been undertaken, covering tourist attractions, star-grade hotels, vehicles and flight, which lured a large number of tourists. Tibet's tourism achieved a great development.

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