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Taiwan quake death toll rises to 9, including a female tourist from Xiamen

Nine people were killed, 265 injured and 62 still missing as of 7:00 a.m. Thursday after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Taiwan's Hualien County. The victims include three tourists from the mainland. Two of them were found in the damaged Yun Men Tusi Ti building in the early hours of Thursday morning. A female tourist from Xiamen, Fujian Province was rescued from the same building Wednesday, but was declared dead at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday after treatment failed. According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien County at 11:50 p.m.

Pray for people involved in quakes in Sichuan & Xinjiang

    > As of 5 a.m. today, the quake in Sichuan has left nine people killed, 164 others injured.   > All 173 Xiamen tourists in earthquake-struck Sichuan Province were confirmed safe on August 9th, 2017.   > At least five of the dead were visitors to the popular tourist destination of Jiuzhaigou in the epicenter of Zhangzha town, Jiuzhaigou County.   > Currently, 31,500 tourists have been evacuated to safe places.   > So far, Jiuzhaigou County has dispatched more than 90 emergency vehicles and 1,200

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

'Golden Week' tourist number down by 5.9% in Xiamen

Xiamen received a total of 1.54 million visitors during the 2014 National Day holiday     Statistics released have shown that Xiamen received a total of 1.54 million visitors during the National Day holiday, down 5.9 percent year-on-year, and generated tourism revenue of 1.755 billion Yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 2.79 percent. Of the 1.54 million tourists, 416,200 stayed overnight in Xiamen during the Golden Week, accounting for 27.02% of the total number. The amount of tourists who travelled to Xiamen by train reached 478,200, an increase of 31.8%

Female tourist injured after falling off 10-meter cliff at Nanputuo Temple

    A female tourist fell off of the Nanputuo Temple peak in Xiamen while trying to take a picture on August 17. According to her companions, they had been planning to play on the hill in the back of Nanputuo Temple on that day. After they arrived at the peak, they decided to take some pictures. The hill path was very steep and there was a lot of moss, which caused the female tourist to slip and fall off the cliff, breaking her leg as she was trying to find a place to take pictures. The Xiamen Fire Brigade rushed to the scene as soon as they received word of the accident. But when

Tourist scrawls graffiti on pillar in South Putuo Temple

  Thanks to the expanding middle class, there has been an unprecedented surge in the number of Chinese tourists traveling at home and abroad in recent years. However, the inappropriate behavior of Chinese tourists is increasingly becoming a focus of the official media and social networking sites in China and abroad, triggering a heated debate and fierce criticism. Tourists are now making their mark on the South Putuo Temple, a famous Buddhist shrine in Xiamen. Some vandals have sprayed graffiti in the temple. According to reports, cell phone numbers, tourists’

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-Shenzhen HSR helps lure tourists to Xiamen during CNY holiday

    Xiamen has embraced surging tourists during Spring Festival Holidays.   Tourist attractions in Xiamen, a garden city located in Fujian province, embraced a surge of tourists on the second day of the Spring Festival holiday. Xiamen saw warm weather recently, attracting lots of tourists from different areas of southern Fujian. In addition, the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed railway has perfected the railway network on the southern coast after being opened on December 28th, 2013. Therefore, many tourists from Guangdong province have made train

Xiamen sees tourists surge during CNY thanks to Xiamen-Shenzhen HSR

    Xiamen has embraced surging tourists during Spring Festival Holidays.   Tourist attractions in Xiamen, a garden city located in Fujian province, embraced a surge of tourists on the second day of the Spring Festival holiday. Xiamen saw warm weather recently, attracting lots of tourists from different areas of southern Fujian. In addition, the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed railway has perfected the railway network on the southern coast after being opened on December 28th, 2013. Therefore, many tourists from Guangdong province have made train

Xiamen star-rated hotels rake in RMB731mln in operating revenue in Q3

  The total business turnover of Xiamen’s star-rated hotels declined in the third quarter of 2013 as hotel occupancy dropped, reports people.com.cn. Statistics released by the Xiamen Municipal Tourism Bureau on Monday showed that the city’s star-rated hotels achieved a total operating revenue of 731 million yuan in the third quarter. Their room revenue and dining incomes stood at 394 million yuan and 281 million yuan respectively, accounting for 53.9% and 38.5% of the operating income. Both the room and dining revenues decreased from the same period

Liancheng aims to promote itself into tourist destination for Xiamen travelers

The tourism department of Liancheng county in the city of Longyan has been working with Liancheng county government and committee since early this year, with a focus on attracting visitors from Xiamen. Liancheng is about 270 kilometers from Xiamen and 20 percent of visitors to Liancheng over the past two years were from Xiamen. Liancheng county tourism department has invested in several areas to promote itself as a tourist destination for residents of Xiamen. Firstly, the department aims to place more advertisements on billboards in busy areas of the city. There are currently 17

Xiamen witnesses decline in number of domestic and overseas tourists in Q2

  The tourism industry in Xiamen has witnessed great changes and experienced a sharp decline in the number of domestic and overseas tourists in the second quarter, according to reports. Data released has shown that the city received a total of 1.6019 million domestic tourists during the period, a decrease of 24.29% compared to the same period of last year. Meanwhile, the inbound tourism market has cooled significantly and experienced negative growth in tourist numbers. 166,900 overseas tourists visited Xiamen in the second quarter, down by 27.86% year on year.

White-collar ladies prefer to travel to Xiamen: Taobao annual report

White-collar ladies prefer Xiamen as a wonderful place for holiday, according to reports.   On 14th May, an annual report of Xiamen tourism was released by Taobao, China’s largest online retail portal. According to the report, Xiamen’s hotel reservations through the website ranked first nationally last year and more than 350,000 tickets for flights starting from Xiamen have been sold in the past year. As the report points out, female tourists easily outnumber male ones, especially white-collar female workers who may find Xiamen the most wonderful place

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

Xiamen attracts 1.45 mln visitors during Spring Festival

As one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers in China, Xiamen has seen an influx of tourists during the Spring Festival holiday. According to the Xiamen Holiday Management Office, the number of tourist arrivals to the city is expected to surpass 1.45 million during the festival holiday, a year-on-year increase of 18%. The city’s scenic Gulangyu Island released this year's first yellow warning on 13th February (the 4th day of Chinese New Year) as the number of tourists in a single day reached 71,000, which far surpassed its optimum tourist capacity of 8,000 to
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