- Hubei becomes hot tourism destination at home and abroad
In the past month, Hubei tourism showed a growth spurt, receiving big amount of tourists from home and abroad. According to the statistics released by major travel agencies and hotels, Hubei has seen a year-on-year growth of 20 - 30 percent in terms of tourists this spring.
As of April 15, Hubei Overseas Travel Group has received more than 1,000 visitors from Malaysia, an 8 to 10 times - fold increase year on year. The Taiwan tourists, attracted by the time-honoured history, legend of Shennongjia and other theme tours, also jumped considerably.
Besides the overseas tourists, Hubei is also hot among other provinces in China. Within this year, more than 1,000 tourists fron Inner Mongolia are scheduled to visit Hubei; four or five tourist trains, loading with around 1,000 tourists from Sichuan for each, will come to Hubei. Much more tourists from Zhejiang, Shanghai and Guangdong preferred to Hubei for their spring out.
The blowout growth of tourists contributes to the increase of international flights. Malaysia has added seven flights between Sabah and Wuhan and Mandarin Airlines doubled the flights linking Taipei and Wuhan to four shifts per week.
(hubei.gov.cn by Ruan Xinqi)
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