Foreign tourists pose for pictures with two tourists wearing ancient Chinese armatures the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Beijing, capital of China, August 18, 2008. The Great Wall attracts many foreign visitors and athletes during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. [Xinhua]
Beijing recorded 6.52 million tourist arrivals, including 382,000 from abroad, during the Olympic Games, official figures showed on Tuesday.
Scenic sites in the city reported total revenues of 162 million yuan (23 million U.S. dollars), according to the joint monitoring by the Beijing Statistics Bureau, the National Bureau of Statistics' Beijing survey team and the Beijing Tourism Bureau.
The results showed key attractions such as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall each received more than 230,000 tourists during from Aug. 8 to 24.
Star-level hotels accepted around 80,000 guests each day. The five-star hotels had an occupancy rate of 81 percent with an average price of 3,604 yuan (525 U.S. dollars) per room per day.
(Xinhua News Agency August 27, 2008)