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Tibet is about to usher in peak tourist season

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 03/29/2017 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    Having "lovely spring, beautiful summer, splendid autumn and warm winter", Tibet is suitable for tour in four seasons because the place is gorgeous all the year round.


    With theme of "gathering in Nyingchi, looking for the most beautiful spring in China", the 15th Nyingchi Peach Blossom Cultural Tourism Festival opened on the morning of March 25 and attracted tens of thousands of visitors, indicating that Tibet has entered into peak tourist season.


    Tibet has world first-class and unique natural scenery as well as cultural landscape. It is one of desirable destinations for tourists. With the arrival of spring, everything rouses up from sleeping and visitors in Tibet increase gradually. Tibet is about to usher in peak tourist season soon.


    It’s reported that this year, Tibet will focus on battle against poverty, continue to carry out precision poverty relief on tourism, centre on tourist creation, promote the tourism project planning and construction and improve the quality as well as standard of tourist service.


    What’s more, Tibet spares no effort in not only creating an updated tourism, but focusing on scale of tourism industry, standardization of tourism services, A-level scenic quality, three-dimensional publicity and marketing as well as profit maximization for the locals to achieve new breakthroughs in various targets of tourism.


    In 2017, Tibet’s tourism industry will strive to welcome more than 25 million domestic and foreign tourists, raise tourism revenue to over 37 billion yuan, improve employment in tourism with a total of 380 thousand people and create two 5A level scenic spots and more than ten 4A scenic spots, according to Garma Tseden, deputy secretary of Party committee and executive vice-director of Tibet Autonomous Regional Tourism Development and Reform Commission.


    In recent years, the standard of Tibet’s tourist service has improved constantly, which provides a favorable tourist environment to visitors. As media has strengthened publicity work of Tibet’s tourism and people’s cognition of Tibet’s tourism has changed, the number of tourists who have visited Tibet hit a record high time after time.


    According to statistics, only in 2016, a total of about 23.16 million domestic and foreign tourists visited Tibet, with an increase of 14.8%. In detail, Tibet received more than 22.83 million domestic tourists and 321,900 overseas tourists last year, growing by 14.9 percent and 10 percent respectively compared with the corresponding period in 2015. What’s more, the tourism revenue topped over 33 billion yuan, up 17.3 percent over the same period of last year, achieving a good start in China’s 13th Five-Year Plan.

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