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Tourists have fun on the beach of Sanya Bay in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 6, 2015. Many visitors went to Sanya for sightseeing during the summer. [Photo: Xinhua]

The Chinese government has announced plans to ensure paid leave by 2020, according to a State Council five-year tourism plan (2016-2020) released on Monday.

The tourism plan also says investment in tourism is expected to grow to 2 trillion yuan (287.8 billion USD), revenue in the industry will reach 7 trillion yuan (1 trillion USD) by 2020, and the sector will contribute more than 12 percent to China's GDP. The plans calls on local governments to bring in new rules surrounding paid vacations, including enforcement, and encourage employees to take paid leave at off-peak times of the year.

China already has regulations on paid vacations. However, the rules don't include enforcement measures. As such, many employees don't receive the paid days off they are entitled to because they are afraid it will only get them sacked. A lack of paid annual leave makes it harder for people to travel at off-peak times of the year.








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