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1.9m visitors spend RMB2.04b over 2016 CNY holiday in Xiamen

  In a joint report by the China Tourism Academy and Ctrip.com, Xiamen took the lead in a popularity ranking of domestic tourist cities for the 2016 Spring Festival holiday.   During the weeklong holiday, Xiamen received 1.949 million domestic and international visitors, a year-on-year increase of 5.51 percent, earning tourism revenue of RMB 2.04 billion, according to the latest data released on February 14th.   Of all tourists, 563,800 were overnight visitors, accounting for 28.92 percent of the total, and 1.385 million were day-trip visitors

Xiamen rakes in RMB 1.852b in tourism revenue during 'Oct Golden Week'

About 385,800 tourists visited Gulangyu Island during the 2015 National Day holiday     As the third most popular domestic city following Sanya and Beijing during this year’s National Day holiday (Oct. 1 to 7), Xiamen received 1.63 million tourists from home and abroad, and raked in 1.853 billion RMB in tourism revenue, a year-on-year increase of 5.85 percent and 5.56 percent respectively, according to statistics released by the Xiamen Tourism Bureau on October 7. About 385,800 tourists visited Gulangyu Island, which was implementing, for the first time

Four Great Snacks of Gulangyu

Though Gulangyu is packed with a variety of food stores and restaurants, there are only a few selling authentic Gulangyu specialties. In this article, we will introduce the “Four Great Snacks of Gulangyu." Each of these snacks have true Gulangyu roots, with histories of 70 to 170 years. Next time you come to the islet, don’t forget to try these snacks and get an authentic taste of Gulangyu cuisine.   1). Huang Jin Xiang Pork Floss (黄金香)   Pork floss or Rousong(肉松) is a dried Chinesemeat product that can be fluffy or crunchy depending on the

Xiamen receives 640,000 int'l overnight visitors in first 4 months of 2015

From January to April this year, Xiamen received 645,000 international overnight tourists, a year-on-year increase of 7.65%, data released by the Xiamen Tourism Bureau showed. Of all the international overnight tourists, 214,400 of them are from Taiwan, occupying 33.24% of the total, a drop of 1.48% year on year, and the total number of overseas overnight tourists saw a year-on-year increase of 12.25% to 335,300, accounting for 51.99% of the total. Of all the overseas overnight tourists, 57.61% of them are from Asian countries. The top 10 foreign countries from which the

Gulangyu to turn 8 foreign consulates into various museums

    Gulangyu Island will be bringing more good old memories for every visitor as it launches several new cultural projects, including foreign consulate-turned museums and family concerts.     A total of 8 foreign consulates on Gulangyu Island will be turned into various museums and will be open to the public for free.    The Dutch consulate took the cultural lead in transformation in March last year. The first floor of the consulate was turned into an exhibition hall for Gulangyu's humanity and history. A special exhibition,

Xiamen expected to achieve tourism revenue of 89 billion yuan in 2016

Xiamen received 53 million tourists in 2014, achieving tourism revenue of 72.209 billion yuan     Xiamen is expected to receive 65 million visitors in 2016, achieving tourism revenue of 89 billion yuan, according to the latest tourism plan released by the Xiamen government.    The city received 53 million tourists in 2014, achieving tourism revenue of 72.209 billion yuan.    The plan focuses on persuading tourists to spend a longer time during their stay in Xiamen and ways to improve each tourists’ consumption

Factory tours - The latest trend in Xiamen's tourism market

As an emerging tourism pattern in Xiamen, factory tours are becoming an increasingly important developmental trend in Xiamen’s tourism industry.      The charm of industrial tourism is that the tours come complete with both sightseeing and the gaining of knowledge.    "It offers a totally different experience from traditional tourism. It can not only help tourists learn how the commodities they buy are produced, but also build their brand awareness and trust of companies” said Mo Biao, CEO of Xiamen Beierlan

Xiamen increases efforts to boost industrial tourism development

As an emerging tourism pattern in Xiamen, factory tours are becoming an increasingly important developmental trend in Xiamen’s tourism industry.     The charm of industrial tourism is that the tours come complete with both sightseeing and the gaining of knowledge.    "It offers a totally different experience from traditional tourism. It can not only help tourists learn how the commodities they buy are produced, but also build their brand awareness and trust of companies” said Mo Biao, CEO of Xiamen Beierlan

Xiamen aims to achieve tourism turnover of RMB 79 billion in 2015

In 2014, the Xiamen International Cruise Terminal received 21 visits from cruise ships with 56,400 passengers, and it is expected to receive 43 visits from cruise ships this year.      The total number of visitors to Xiamen was half of Hangzhou’s and only one third of Guangzhou’s last year, a Xiamen tourism briefing revealed. As one of the important tourism cities in China, Xiamen’s tourism development lags far behind the economically developed cities, said Mr. Zhang Chanmin, deputy mayor of Xiamen.    The city plans to put

Xiamen expected to see 8.72 million passengers during 2015 Spring Festival

The 40-day Spring Festival travel rush will start from February 4th this year     A 40-day Spring Festival travel rush will start from February 4th, and the passenger flow in Xiamen is expected to reach 8.72 million (excluding passengers who take public buses or Gulangyu ferries), a year-on-year increase of 3.6%.    The expected passenger flow of the four main transportation options in Xiamen is as follows:    Railway: about 4.34 million    Passengers who take trains are expected to occupy over half of the total passenger

53.38 million tourists visit Xiamen in 2014, up 14.45%

    According to the latest statistics from the Xiamen Tourism Bureau, Xiamen welcomed 53.38 million visitors in 2014, up 14.45% compared with the same period of the previous year. The total amount of Xiamen’s tourism revenue reached RMB 72.21 billion in 2014, up 16.29% year on year. Xiamen received 1.83 million inbound overnight visitors in 2014, up 9.88% year on year, among which visitors from Taiwan reached 701,000, up 6.02% year on year; visitors from Hong Kong reached 240,300, up 19.19% year on year; visitors from Macao reached 10,100, up 19.25% year on

Xiamen to start tourism projects on 2 uninhabited islets next year

Huoshao Islet       Datu Islet     According to the Xiamen Ocean and Fisheries Bureau, 100 million yuan will be invested in uninhabited island tourism construction on Datu Islet and Huoshao Islet in Xiamen.     A total of 8 islets, namely Ji Islet, Da Islet, Datu Islet, Huoshao Islet, Baozhu Islet, Dalipu Islet, E’yu Islet and Tu Islet, were included in the first batch of pilot islets for the government’s uninhabited island tourism project.     The Ji Islet and the Da Islet will

Xiamen to spend RMB 100 billion on marine industry development

    From January to September, Xiamen’s marine economy achieved a gross output value of 140.8 billion yuan, an increase of 13.9% year on year, occupying 13.7% of the city’s total GDP, according to taihainet.com.    The city is striving to achieve added value of its marine economy of 72 billion yuan by 2018 and form a basic economic structure for its marine economy.    A meeting held in November revealed that Xiamen will focus on sea water desalination and marine biopharmaceutical products for an marine industry and the city plans

Xiamen has 3 more A-level scenic spots

Xiamen Fantawild Dreamland in Tong'an District was rated as a 4A-level scenic spot      The Fujian government recently published a list detailing 9 newly added A-level scenic spots in the province. 3 scenic spots from Xiamen made the list, according to the official website of the Xiamen Tourism Bureau.  The Xiamen Fantawild Dreamland was rated as a 4A-level scenic spot, the Xiamen Huihe Stone Cultural Park was rated as a 3A-level scenic spot, and the Xiamen Xiaodeng Fishing Village was rated as a 3A-level scenic spot on the list.  Up to

8th China-US Tourism Leadership Summit opens in Xiamen

Organizers said the summit is a venue for both China and the United States to increase mutual understanding and enhance cooperation.     Co-organized by the China National Tourism Administration and the US Travel Association, the eighth China-US Tourism Leadership Summit opened in Xiamen on Monday and will last through Thursday.  Organizers said the summit is a venue for both China and the United States to increase mutual understanding and enhance cooperation. The Chinese side also will use the opportunity to promote tourism in Fujian, especially
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