Tibet Receives Record Number of Visitors – Reuters

From Reuters:

More then 3.2 million people have visited so far this year, breaking all records and doubling tourist spending in the Himalayan region, thanks to a new railway and airport, state media reported on Friday.

The tourists spent 3.89 billion yuan (253 million pounds), an increase of 90.1 percent from on the same period last year…

China, which expects the number of tourists visiting Tibet to reach 6 million in 2010, is building a fourth airport in Ngari in the west, which will be the world’s highest.
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Related article from Xinhua: Mount Qomolangma receives 25,000 visitors in first six months

See also article from China Holiday NewsTibet Visitors Increase 20% During October Holiday

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