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Construction starts on tourism complex on Fujian's Pingtan Island

Construction on the first tourism complex in east china’s Fujian province got underway recently in Pingnan. It is hoped that the Baoyang city plaza will bring a brand new business model and lifestyle to the county.  Pingnan is a famous tourism destination in Fujian and possesses a wealth of unique natural resources. As the first tourism complex in Fujian, the Baoyang city plaza aims to create a new business model combining dining, lifestyle, shopping, travel and entertainment together for the enjoyment of tourists both domestically and from around the

Fujian plans to add 40 scenic resorts on class-A list in 2015

Fujian province will take up a variety of measures to boost tourism in 2015, according to officials at a provincial work conference on Monday, Feb 9. In 2015, Fujian will strive to attract 269 million tourists, 15 percent more than last year, with gross revenue of 314 billion yuan, up 16 percent year-on-year. To achieve that, Fujian plans to add 40 scenic resorts on the class-A list and adopt a promotion and relegation mechanism on the system, said Zhu Hua, director of the provincial tourism bureau. In addition, Fujian has decided to cultivate 10 tourism industrial clusters

Fujian unveils ambitious tourism plan for 2015

Fujian province will take up a variety of measures to boost tourism in 2015, according to officials at a provincial work conference on Monday, Feb 9. In 2015, Fujian will strive to attract 269 million tourists, 15 percent more than last year, with gross revenue of 314 billion yuan, up 16 percent year-on-year. To achieve that, Fujian plans to add 40 scenic resorts on the class-A list and adopt a promotion and relegation mechanism on the system, said Zhu Hua, director of the provincial tourism bureau. In addition, Fujian has decided to cultivate 10 tourism industrial clusters

7 of the most stunning spots in Fujian

Fujian is blessed with a rich history and beautiful natural landscapes, which make it a unique tourist attraction. With year-round warm weather and a humid climate, Fujian is hospitable for travelers in all seasons. However, it is not yet a popular spot on many visitors' itineraries.   Pingtan     Floating on the East China Sea, Pingtan Island enjoys a growing reputation as a rustic getaway with scenic spots and savory local seafood dishes. It is China's fifth largest island and is also Mainland China's closest point to Taiwan. Transport: Arrive in

Baishuiyang named in China's Top 10 Sports Tourism Destinations

    Baishuiyang scenic spot, in Pingnan county, Fujian province, was honored as one of the "2014 China Top 10 Sports Tourism Destinations", approved by the organizing committee of the 2014 China Sports Culture Expo on Nov 4th. Sports tourism is a special and unique feature of Baishuiyang, which has a geographical advantage of water. Its annual water sport competitions in summer attract many participants from all over the world, which cover martial art, dragon dancing, lion dancing, gymnastics, water cycling, rafting, surfing and yachting. The 2014

Xiamen, Quanzhou & Fuzhou - A travel guide to Fujian's 3 most popular cities

Known for its clean air and cultural diversity, the province is also home to quaint island getaways, historical neighborhoods and a number of lively food markets.   Though it may not have internationally renowned metropolises, Fujian province in southeastern China is filled with cities reputed for their cultural richness and year-round clean air. According to the China National Tourism Administration, Xiamen, Quanzhou and Fuzhou are the province's most popular cities this year, with Xiamen the most visited city in the

10th Cross-Straits Travel Fair to be held in Xiamen Sept 9-11

Last year's STF in the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center     Officials from the cross-Straits Travel Fair (STF) said they hope the event will deepen cross-Straits cooperation and establish a comprehensive business platform with national coverage, according to a press conference in Fuzhou, Fujian province on Aug 5.   The STF, which will open in Xiamen from Sept 9 to 11, aims to deepen cross-Straits cooperation. Chen Yihui, vice-director general of the Fujian Tourism Administration, said 25 provinces have already signed up for

1st Fresh Fujian Ecological Trip campaign starts in Fuzhou

Fujian Tourism Bureau Director Chen Yihui delivers a speech at the ceremony (Photo/ fjsen.com)   The first “Fresh Fujian” ecological trip campaign, sponsored by the provincial-level online media fjsen.com, got off to a flying start in the city of Fuzhou, in Fujian province, on June 5. It will involve more than 40 presenters from the country’s 33 most influential media outlets in the eco tour of Fujian. A number of local officials attended the ceremony, including Fujian Journalists’ Association Vice-chairman and Fujian Daily Editor in Chief

Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou & Kinmen promote tourism in Hohhot

Recently, three cities in Fujian province, namely Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou together with Kinmen, a city in Taiwan, jointly held a tourism promotion forum in Hohhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region.   Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou, lie in the south-eastern coastal area of Fujian province, commonly known as the “Golden Triangle” of southern Fujian. Kinmen Island as well as the three Fujian cities use the same language: the minnan (southern Fujian) dialect and resonate to the same culture: the minnan culture; therefore, they have

Top places to visit in Fujian during the coming holidays

Folks it's that time of year again, where everyone is hustling to make last minute plans on how to spend their Christmas and New Year vacation. If you happen to spend your time here in Xiamen, there is plenty of places to see and discover around Xiamen and in the immediate Fujian.   Fujian is blessed with a rich history, famous historical sites, beautiful natural landscapes, ocean and mountains.   There is definitely something for everyone we got activities for the history buffs, the adrenaline junkies or just somewhere to past the times with friends.   Here is a

Air pollution takes toll on tourism industry in Fujian

A Fujian Provincial Tourism Bureau report on tourism during the fourth quarter showed that many people were influenced by news of the pollution affecting the province and thus stayed away, DNKB.com reported on Jan 20. Fujian – a province in southeast China that is normally known for its fresh air – was covered in smog on some days in the last part of 2013, thus impacting people's image of the province. However, those who actually came to Fujian said that their experience was better than expected. The visitors expressed the most satisfaction with sites such as Gulangyu

Fujian rakes in $3bln in tourism revenue in Q1-3, up 7.6%

Fujian province’s Tourism Bureau reported, on Oct 18, that it dealt with 3.26 million foreign tourists over the past nine months, for an increase of 7.8 percent year-on-year, bringing in $3 billion, up 7.6 percent from last year’s same period. The number of Chinese visiting amounted to 130 million, for a 13.2 percent year-on-year increase, spending 125.5 billion yuan ($20.6 billion), up 14.1 percent from last year’s same period.    SOURCE: China Daily   Editorial Message  This site contains materials from other

Fujian promotes ocean tourism at Taipei travel fair

The 8th Cross-Straits Travel Fair opened in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct 18.   Fujian province decided to use the chance of a cross-Straits travel fair in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct 18, to put its own tourist products and routes on display, by sending a delegation with 10 booths of materials, all under the “Ocean tourism” theme. The group introduced the province’s “Haixia” high-speed roll-on roll-off passenger ferry, the “Cosco Star” vessel, and other liners that provide a convenient link between Xiamen, the Penghu Islands,

Fuzhou, Pingtan signs cooperation agreement with Taiwan to boost tourism

Fujian province’s Tourism Administration reports that tourism departments in the city of Fuzhou and in Pingtan county have signed an agreement with Taiwan tourism authorities, whereby the three areas will make full use of their individual tourism brands and advantages and further develop the market and improve management by sharing managerial ideas and marketing models. Every year, they say, they will each send specialists to visit the two other areas and investigate more travel routes between the three. So, you can expect new travel routes soon that connect Taiwan

Yongding Tulou, precious architectural treasures of Hakka people in Fujian

A bird’s eye view of tulou in Yongding county, Fujian province. PHOTO BY ZOU HONG / CHINA DAILY   Complexes are architectural wonders that attract tourists, He Na and Hu Meidong report from Yongding county in Fujian. An old story still raises a chuckle among tulou residents in Longyan, Fujian province. It goes like this: Satellite images of tulou clusters once made some countries nervous because they thought the giant mushroomlike structures resembled nuclear shelters and they feared the complex was a Chinese missile base. Those doubts were quickly
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