Revenue reached 83.4 billion yuan (13 billion US dollars), up 9.7 percent from last year.
The number of tourists topped 71 million across the country, up 9.4 percent year on year.
Snow-themed tourism, folk customs and hot springs were more popular.
Around 4 million trips were expected to be made on Friday, according to the China Railway Corporation.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily