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Output value of Xizang's cultural industry reaches nearly 9 bln yuan in 2023

Source:Xinhua 2024-04-02

People visit the Potala Palace square in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, Feb. 11, 2024. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

LHASA, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The cultural industry of southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region recorded an output value of nearly 9 billion yuan (about 1.27 billion U.S. dollars) in 2023, up 42 percent year on year, said local authorities on Friday.

Meanwhile, Xizang raked in 65.1 billion yuan of tourism revenues last year, up 60 percent year on year, according to the regional culture and tourism department.

The region launched over 60 promotion activities at home and abroad for its cultural and tourism sector in 2023 after resuming its outbound tourism business.

This year, Xizang expects to see the output value of its cultural industry increase by 20 percent year on year, with both the number of tourists and its total tourism revenue expected to grow by over 13 percent year on year.

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