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Tourists visit the Bund in east China's Shanghai Nike Air Max 97 Blancas Baratas , Oct. 7, 2017. A total of 705 million tourists traveled around the country during the National holiday, generating 583.6 billion yuan (about 87.7 billion U.S. dollars) of revenue, according to the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA). This year the National Day holiday was extended by one day as the Mid-Autumn Festival fell on Oct.4, which saw a surge in tourist revenue along with passenger flows. (XinhuaDu Xiaoyi)
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One of China's two Golden Weeks, the National Day holiday saw a surge in tourist revenue along with passenger flows. This year the holiday was extended by one day as the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Cake Festival, fell on Oct.4.

A total of 705 million tourists traveled around the country during the holiday, generating 583.6 billion yuan (about 87.7 billion U.S. dollars) of revenue, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) said.

The two figures represented increase of 11.9 percent and 13.9 percent year on year respectively, the CNTA said.

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Inner Mongolia in north China was visited by 106.2 million tourists who spent 8.3 billion yuan, up 24.5 percent and 38.3 percent respectively.

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The economic impacts of China's mobile population have also been felt worldwide as more Chinese have opted to travel overseas.

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BOGOTA, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of Colombian fans crowded the streets of Bogota on Sunday to welcome their national soccer team, who lost to Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals last Friday.

The Colombian team arrived in Eldorado International Airport in Bogota on Sunday morning and they were transported in an open top bus that travelled several streets towards reaching Simon Bolivar Metropolitan Park, where some 125,000 people waited for their heroes.

The 23 players and coach Jose Pekerman were presented in a stage and cheered several minutes by the crowd. The team also danced in the stage.

"I greet all the Colombian people because we always feel them very close and they gave us all the strength at every moment. Colombia gave a huge step and it is an awakening, we have a marvellous generation. We are as good as the best teams. It was a great satisfaction to work with this group," said Pekerman.

The team thanked the support given by the Colombian people during the 2014 World Cup and for the amazing welcome given by thousands in Bogota.

"Thank you , Colombia. In the name of the group we want to thank you and also I want to recall someone who is not here but still is part of the process: (Radamel) Falcao, we love you very much. He is watching this," said James Rodriguez, who leads Brazil 2014's top scorers list with six goals.

After the event in Simon Bolivar park, the Colombian team travelled to the headquarters of Colombian Football Federation where they met President Juan Manuel Santos, who congratulated them for their outstanding performance in Brazil.

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