China Constructs Ten New Model Tourism Destinations
BEIJING, September 14 -- China announced Thursday that
ten new model tourism destinations have been developed, including
Putuo Mountain, and the Lijiang area.
The construction of the new model tourism destinations aims to
improve the service level and promote the harmonious development
of the tourism industry, said an official with the Office for
Cultural and Ideological Progress under the Chinese Communist
Party's Central Committee.
"Tourism plays an important role in economic development and
social progress. We encourage the construction of model tourism
destinations in order to create necessary conditions for tourism
to grow in the future," said Zhang Xiqin, vice director of China
National Tourism Administration (CNTA).
Zhang said that China will enrich the content of scenic spots,
such as carrying out activities with traditional folk characters.
In the past four years, China has set up 30 model tourism
-- source: Xinhua News Agency
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