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Nyingchi's tourism marked realized great development in 2018

By Jia Dan, Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2019年02月07日 10:39

Thanks to the "Winter Tour to Tibet, Sharing the Third Pole of the Earth" preferential policy, Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival and China Tibet Tourism and Cultural Festival, Nyingchi's tourism industry achieved great development in 2018. Nyingchi city, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, welcomed 7.135 million tourists from home and abroad last year, a year-on-year increase of 37.56 percent, completing 100.49 percent of the annual plan. Visitors brought a total of 5.92 billion uan RMB in tourism revenue, up 0.26 percent year-on-year, realizing 95.21 percent of the annual plan. The development of tourism industry lays a solid foundation for securing a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and implementing the 13th Five-Year Plan.

Following the all-for-one tourism strategy, Nyingchi has given top priority to the development of tourism in the area of transformation and upgrading of industries, as well as stimulated the vitality of tourism market. By now, it has a total of 501 hotels with 13,944 rooms and 26,403 beds. The hotels can serve 9.6 million visitors every year, of which 2.23 million live in 43 starred hotels. Meanwhile, there are 27 scenic spots opened to the public officially in Nyingchi, including one National 5A grade scenic spot, three 4A scenic spot and three 3A scenic spot.

In 2019, Nyingchi is expected to receive 8.6 visitors, generating 6.8 billion yuan RMB in tourism revenue. "We will make great efforts to reinforce the importance of tourism industry, a strategic pillar industry, improve tourism infrastructure, expand its market and better its image." said an official with Nyingchi Tourism and Development Committee. In addition, the building of Nyingchi smart tourism platform will speed up. Tourists could get tourism information through this mobile application.

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