Beijing sees strong tourism rebound during May Day holiday


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A tourist takes photos of an ice cream in the shape of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, May 4, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING - Beijing has seen a robust recovery in tourism as it received more than 8.4 million tourists during the five-day May Day holiday that ended Wednesday, local authorities said. The figure marks an 81.9-percent surge over the same period last year and is 98.4 percent of the pre-pandemic level in 2019, according to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism. The Chinese capital's tourism sector raked in around...