HK, Xinjiang Sign Contract Boosting Tourism Cooperation
The Hong Kong Tourist Development
Bureau and the Tourist Administration of the Xinjiang Uygur
Autonomous Region signed a contract in Urumqi Monday with an aim to
promote tourist cooperation in the long run.
According to the contract, the two regions will regularly
exchange tourist market information, and set each as priority
destinations for their local tourists.
The two sides also expressed the hope that they will join hands
overseas to seize a larger market share and conduct e-business in
Selina Chow Liang Shuk-Yee, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Tourist
Development Bureau, indicated Xinjiang's tourism has a great
potential, saying "Xinjiang's tourist sites will broaden people's
horizons and are very attractive to Hong Kong residents."
This contract will intensify the cooperation between the
tourist sectors in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, and the exchange of
tourists is expected to rise, according to a leading official with
the Xinjiang Tourist Bureau.
With an aggregated value exceeding 100 million U.S. dollars,
nine other contracts concerning textiles, air transportation and
other related sectors were also signed Monday by Xinjiang and Hong
-- source: xinhuanet
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