Published on : Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Tourism Administration of Sichuan Province held the Sichuan Tourist and Investment Promotion in Hong Kong on July 10.
With its rich tourist resources and outstanding market environment, Sichuan welcomes overseas investment and invites foreign tourists to appreciate its beautiful mountains and rivers, splendid culture and nice food.
Joseph Tung, executive director of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, said that there are many tourist spots which are worth travelling, and this promotional event has brought some new things.
He hoped that there would be more exchanges between Sichuan and Hong Kong.
Director-general of the Tourism Administration of Sichuan Province, Hao Kangli, said that the Sichuan tourist market is highly competitive and comprises various commercial opportunities. He listed the five advantages for investing in Sichuan tourist industry, which includes perfect location, convenient transportation, huge consumer population, complete service infrastructure, rich rewards and so on.
Hao Kangli said that Sichuan attaches great importance to the development of tourist industry and considers it an important industrial pillar of its construction of a strong economic province.
Sichuan has set the goal of building a province with strong tourist economy and as a world travel destination.
The total revenue of Sichuan tourist industry touched 387.7 billion Yuan, an 18% year-on-year increase in 2013. He also noted that Hong Kong is a main source of tourists.
In 2013, the number of Hong Kong tourists to Sichuan, although affected by the earthquake in Lushan, Ya’an, was nearly 300,000, roughly the same as 2012.
Tags: foreign investment & tourists, Sichuan Tourism