Fujian's tourism industry revenue maintained double-digit growth in 2017 to surpass 500 billion yuan, official statistics show.
The revenue rose to 508.3 billion yuan ($ 80.3 billion), up 21.4 percent year-on-year, 14 percentage faster than the national average growth rate, according to the Fujian Provincial Tourism Development Committee.
The preliminary statistics shows that the sector's added value accounted for 6.7 percent of the whole GDP of the province, which stood at 3.23 trillion yuan in 2017.
Visitors totaled 383 million, including 7.75 million from abroad, up 21.4 percent and 13.9 percent respectively. About half of them, 51.2 percent or 196 million people, stayed overnight, an increase of 21.9 percent over the previous year.