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Overseas travel heats up in Ningbo

The first five month of 2012 has seen overseas tour hot in contrast with the inbound and domestic tour. According to statistics released by the Municipal Tourism Bureau, from this January to May, 143,500 local tourists chose to take overseas holidays in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and other countries, a rise of 32 percent year-on-year.

The figure includes 66,600 tourists choose to travel abroad, an increase of 34 percent year-on-year. The hottest destination is Korea, attracting 14,000 tourists, an increase of 465 percent year-on-year. In addition to Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and the United States are the top destination countries for Ningbo tourists.

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