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Tourist sites overwhelmed by huge crowds during holidays

Tourist sites overwhelmed by huge crowds during holidays

Tourists crowd the Badaling Great Wall during the National Day holiday in Beijing, China, 3 October 2012. The extended national holidays and a decision to waive highway tolls have brought many tourist attractions to a virtual standstill since the beginning of the eight-day vacation. Authorities have felt the pinch of the projected 13 percent increase in travelers on the roads, in part boosted by toll-free highways during major festivals, effective since Sunday. According to figures from 119 tourist sites tracked by the National Holiday Office, 5.76 million visitors were out and about by Tuesday, up 29 percent year-on-year. The China Tourism Academy estimated there would be 362 million travelers on the move this holiday.
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