Tourism greatly enhances economic growth of Zhanjiang
Dinglong Bay Scenic Spot in Zhanjiang has been a successful example of the growing coastal tourism industry. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/gdzjdaily.com.cn]
In the first three quarters of this year, Zhanjiang achieved tourism revenue of 44.1 billion yuan ($6.27 billion), an increase of 18 percent, and received 43.35 million visitors, an increase of 15.9 percent.
Since the beginning of this year, cultural and tourism industries in Zhanjiang have accelerated resource integration and industrial integration, strengthened market promotion and regional cooperation, improved the quality of tourism services, as well as promoted the quality and efficiency of the tourism industry.
Since last year, the addition of trains at Zhanjiang West High-speed Railway Station, as well as the increased routes and flights at Zhanjiang Airport have boosted the domestic and overseas tourism market, bringing a growing number of tourists to the city.
Zhanjiang has enriched various tourism formats, such as coastal leisure tourism, red tourism, and rural tourism. The construction of county-level rural tourism facilities have been accelerated, such as homestay communities and rural tourism complexes. According to incomplete statistics, in the first three quarters of this year, Zhanjiang's tourism companies in the fields of county-level tourism, rural tourism, farming, fishery, and restaurants received a tourist increase of 22.5 percent.
Since this year, Zhanjiang has also become a hot spot for investment in tourism projects. More than 10 well-known domestic tourism groups came to Zhanjiang for project inspections and negotiations. In addition, with the official opening of popular attractions like Confucius Cultural City and Dinglong Bay Scenic Spot, Zhanjiang is becoming an ideal destination for more and more domestic and foreign tourists.