These totals mean that more than 50m domestic and overseas trips were taken every day during the seven-day holiday. In terms of domestic trips, the peak came on 27 January 2017 – the first day of the Spring Festival – when 50.5m people travelled across the country. Many were returning home from cities to the countryside, in what has been described as the world’s largest annual human migration. But increasingly, the Spring Festival is not only an opportunity for family reunions, but also for tourism. The CNTA said that the country raked in tourism revenues of CNY423.3 billion (US$61.7bn) during week-long holiday, up 16% year-on-year, as rising affluence and spending power accompanied an increasing desire to travel. The Spring Festival is one of two major travel periods in mainland China, along with the annual Golden Week which takes place in October. Get the full story at Travel Daily Asia Read also "Chinese tourists spend more via online travel agencies: report" at Sina