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Xiamen promotes tourism in Europe

    The Xiamen tourism information center was recently established in Germany. The opening of the information center marks the start of a new round of promotional events in Europe. The Xiamen Tourism Bureau cooperated with Imagetrans GmbH to set up the center. Through the center, the Xiamen Tourism Bureau will launch a series of promotional events to attract more European tourists to Xiamen. In France, a delegation from the Xiamen Tourism Bureau visited Mr. Denis Zanon, Director of Nice Tourism, and Mr. Jacques Dejeandile, deputy mayor of Nice. This May, a

599,200 overseas tourists visit Xiamen from Jan-April, up 12.88% YOY

  The inbound tourism market in Xiamen experienced sustained and stable development in the first 4 months of this year despite the stagnant tourism market in the country. Statistics from the China National Tourism Administration show inbound tourism reached 30 million visits from January to March in the country, a 5.93% year-on-year decrease. China's inbound tourism market has been stagnant in recent years, as the number of tourists to the nation, many of whom are from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, together with Asian, African, European and Oceanic countries, has

Xiamen launches travelogue contest to boost tourism

Xiamen Tourism Bureau will host a travelogue contest till May 31. The contest is part of a leisure tourism festival which will be held in Fujian’s Xiamen city from April 12 to June 28, with the theme of “Beautiful Xiamen”.   Those who are interested can write their travelogues as long posts on their Sina Weibo and @ Xiamen Tourism Bureau and follow the official account.   Or, people can mail their travelogues to 366481327@qq.com, with Travelogue on Leisure Tourism in Xiamen as the title. The author’s name and contact information are needed in

Xiamen launches 'Go to Amoy' campaign with KLM to boost tourism

In order to propel tourist industry, China's Fujian Provincial Tourism Bureau and Xiamen Tourism Bureau have launched a campaign "Go to Amoy" with the Netherland airline company KLM on April 22.    In 13th century, Xiamen was called "Amoy" by Portuguese. The international harbour coastal city is located on the southeast coast of China and the western bank of Taiwan Strait. Chen Guilin, Xiamen Tourism Bureau deputy director general, told China Daily that since 2011, KLM opened the direct flight from Amsterdam to Xiamen, which takes 12 hours,

Xiamen expected to receive 52 million tourists in 2014, up 12%

  Xiamen is expected to receive 52 million domestic and foreign tourists in 2014, a year-on-year rise of 12%, and the tourism revenue is expected to reach 72 billion Yuan (US $11.80 billion) this year, up 15% from 2013, reports Strait Herald. The Xiamen Municipal Tourism Bureau said the city will continue to make coastal tourism development a top priority this year. The city will accelerate the construction of; the Wuyuan Bay Sailing Boat International Exhibit Center, ocean theme park, and the development of; the uninhabited islets, Lujiang Night Cruise, Huandao Tour and

Xiamen unveils hand-drawn love map for newlyweds on honeymoon

The hand-drawn Xiamen love map.   Xiamen is now boosting efforts to expand into the honeymoon tourism market. In a press conference held on 30th December, the municipal Tourism Bureau announced a series of preferential policies for 2014 to entice newlyweds to the city, Xiamen Daily reports. A hand-drawn Xiamen love map also made its debut in the conference. According to reports, it will introduce scenic spots in the city so long as you click the place on the map with a reading pen. In addition, the map can also give off different fragrances in different seasons. Besides,

Xiamen Tourism Bureau gears up for opening of Xiamen-Shenzhen HSR

  The Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway is scheduled to open on 28th December, which is expected to usher in a new round of peak passenger flow to Xiamen. With the approach of the opening date, Xiamen Tourism Bureau has made preparations by rolling out some measures to cope with possible problems, cnta.gov.cn reports. The opening of the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed rail connection means not only increased speed for travelers, but also a shot in the arm for regional tourism along the railway line. One place set to benefit more than most is Xiamen, the well-known coastal city

Factory tour: Xiamen to boost industrial tourism development

     Gulong Soy Sauce Cultural Park   As one kind of high-level tourism, industrial tourism is becoming an increasingly important development trend in Xiamen’s tourism industry. According to the Xiamen tourism bureau, there are now 4 industrial tourism demonstration sites in Xiamen, namely Xiamen Yinlu Foods Group, Xiamen Taigu Coca Cola, Xiamen Yinxiang Group and Xiamen Beierlan Coffee. “Industrial tourism offers a totally different experience from traditional tourism. It can not only help tourists learn how the

Smartphone app enables tourists to enjoy travel in Xiamen

    Screen capture of Xiamen smartphone travel app on the homepage of mobile client   The Xiamen Tourism Bureau and the Xiamen Asia-Pacific Tourism Development Center on Friday officially announced a mobile client application that enables tourists to enjoy convenient one-stop tourism services incl. inquiries, books and ticket purchases, hotel rooms, and other services using their smartphones. The “iAmoy Travel” app (Chinese language only) is offered in both an iPhone version and an Android version to meet the demands of different

Xiamen introduces smartphone travel app to facilitate tourist travel

    The Xiamen Tourism Bureau and the Xiamen Asia-Pacific Tourism Development Center on Friday officially announced a mobile client application that enables tourists to enjoy convenient one-stop tourism services incl. inquiries, books and ticket purchases, hotel rooms, and other services using their smartphones. The “iAmoy Travel” app (Chinese language only) is offered in both an iPhone version and an Android version to meet the demands of different mobile phone users. The app can be downloaded from the Xiamen Tourism Bureau’s

Xiamen's star-rated hotels see drop in Q1 revenue against rising tourists

    The total business turnover of Xiamen’s star-rated hotels declined in the first quarter of 2013 as hotel occupancy dropped, reports Strait Herald. The statistics released by the Xiamen Municipal Tourism Bureau on Thursday showed that the city’s star-rated hotels achieved an operating revenue of 740.03 million yuan (about US$119.4 million) in the first three months. Their room revenue and dining income stood at 368.95 million yuan (about US$59.5 million) and 288.05 million yuan (about US$46.5 million) respectively, accounting for

724,600 tourists spend 3-day May Day holiday in Xiamen

Xiamen Fantawild Theme Park   According to data released by the Xiamen Tourism Bureau, a total of 724,600 million domestic and overseas tourists spent their 3-day long May Day holiday in Xiamen this year, bringing a total tourism revenue of RMB0.822 billion, up 20.5% and 23.05% year on year. Famous scenic spots on Xiamen Island such as Gulangyu Island and Xiamen Hulishan Fortress were still popular among holiday-makers. Meanwhile, benefiting from the integration of Xiamen Island and the outlying districts, the tourism industry outside Xiamen Island has come to

Xiamen receives 724,600 tourists during 3-day May Day holiday

Xiamen Fantawild Theme Park   According to data released by the Xiamen Tourism Bureau, a total of 724,600 million domestic and overseas tourists spent their 3-day long May Day holiday in Xiamen this year, bringing a total tourism revenue of RMB0.822 billion, up 20.5% and 23.05% year on year. Famous scenic spots on Xiamen Island such as Gulangyu Island and Xiamen Hulishan Fortress were still popular among holiday-makers. Meanwhile, benefiting from the integration of Xiamen Island and the outlying districts, the tourism industry outside Xiamen Island has

Xiamen rakes in RMB15.043 billion in tourism revenue in Q1 of 2013

  As one of China’s top 10 tourist cities, Xiamen has seen a continuous boom in its tourism industry in the first quarter of 2013. According to data released by the Xiamen Tourism Bureau, a total of 0.5451 million inbound tourists and 9.8137 million domestic tourists flooded into the city from January to March this year, up 7.39% and 10.79% respectively year on year. The tourism revenue totaled RMB15.043 billion, up 12.87% over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the number of overnight tourist arrivals in the city hit 6.0134 million in the first three months of

Xiamen 'Disneyland' Fantawild Theme Park to open its doors on April 28

       Xiamen Fantawild Theme Park (Photo: xiamen.fangte.com)   The long-awaited "Xiamen Disneyland" - Fantawild Theme Park is scheduled to officially open on 28th April this year, 3 days before May Day (Labor Day). With an area of 400,000 square metres, the Xiamen Fantawild Theme Park is located at Tong'an New Town in Tong’an Districts and made up of 27 theme project areas, boasting an investment of RMB2.5 billion. The world-class large-scale high-tech theme park which integrates modern technology,
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