Tibet winter visits up 84 pct with over 2 mln tourists

Photo taken on Dec. 23, 2018 shows the rime scenery along the Yarlung Zangbo River in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua)

LHASA, March 19 (Xinhua) -- China's Tibet Autonomous Region received 2.46 million tourists last winter, up 84.2 percent year-on-year, local authorities said.

The region's tourism industry brought in around 2.62 billion yuan (about 390.2 million U.S. dollars) from Nov. 1 last year to March 15, a year-on-year growth of 41.1 percent, according to the regional tourism development department.

Aerial photo shows the snow-covered Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 19, 2018. (Xinhua)

In a bid to attract more tourists during the winter, the region has rolled out a spate of preferential policies including waiving admission charges for some scenic spots and discounted flight tickets during the winter season. Enditem