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A special train with carriages holding more than 300 passengers from Guangxi's Liuzhou pulled in to the coastal city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong on Nov 20.
The visitors alighting the train were the first batch of tourists organized by the Zhanjiang China Travel Service, benefiting from Zhanjiang's current tourism promotion to Liuzhou.
The first batch of visitors from Liuzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region arrives at the Zhanjiang Railway Station on Nov 20, for a two-day trip. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/gdzjdaily.com.cn]
On the top of visitors' itineraries was Jinsha Bay for its picturesque sea views. The newly-arrived guests enjoyed the blue sea, golden beaches, coconut trees and beautiful flowers when walking through the corridor.
Ms Zhang from Liuzhou was immediately impressed by Zhanjiang. "I am already satisfied by visiting the Jinsha Bay beach! Zhanjiang's ocean is really beautiful, and the city is beautiful too!"
Visitors from Liuzhou take a selfie at Zhanjiang's Jinsha Bay Sea-view Corridor. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/gdzjdaily.com.cn]
Zhanjiang has been providing incentives for travel agencies to encourage more people to visit the city since 2013. As of September, 2016, a total of 183 tour groups have been organized in selected tourism routes with Zhanjiang as the destination.
Zhanjiang has welcomed 26.8 million tourists in first three quarters of this year, up 8.1 percent on the same period in 2015, generating 24.3 billion yuan ($3.5 billion), an increase of 24.3 percent.