More than 10,000 group tours were canceled nationwide, Xinhua said, citing Wang Zhifa, vice director of China’s National Tourism Bureau. About 50 percent of trips from Beijing to southern China were also canceled, according to Xinhua.
The nugget, however, is at the bottom–almost lost to the editor’s table.
To put that in perspective, at current market numbers, that’s just above $292 million (USD).
So, if we took tomorrow off from the war–and breakfast the next day– we could pay for the entire cost of fixing the power grid.