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Feel the summer pulses this Dragon Boat Festival, places to go!

Xiamen will be the most popular domestic destination for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival (or Duanwu Festival) holiday, which will last from June 9th to 11th this year, fjsen.com reports.   Here are some recommended places for visitors to Xiamen and its neighboring regions. Xiamen's "Disneyland" - Fantawild Theme Park 厦门方特梦幻王国       The theme park in Tong’an District is rolling out special performances for the festival, including a water-friendly party, exotic dance shows, and exciting

Zengcuoan is the most sought-after in town during May holiday

  Large tourist flow was spotted in Zengcuoan area.   The fishing village-turned tourist attraction on Xiamen Island received 305,000 visitors during the 3-day May Day holiday this year, taking the lead among most popular tourist spots in town.   According to data released as of 7 p.m. on May 2nd, nearly 170,000 tourists visited Gulangyu Island during the 3-day holiday, a year-on-year drop of 9 percent. However, the Zengcuoan cultural and creative village saw a year-on-year increase of 13 percent.     According to data

Xiamen is the 2nd most sought-after destination for May holiday this year

  According to data released by Ctrip.com, a leading provider of travel services, Xiamen took second place among the top 10 domestic tourist destinations for the May holiday this year.   Sanya retained first place, followed by Kunming, Lijiang, Guilin, Beijing, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Xi’an, and Zhangjiajie.   In terms of overseas travel destinations, Seoul, Bangkok, and Tokyo were the top three most sought-after destinations. And 70 percent of travelers who decided to travel to Seoul, Bangkok, and Tokyo opted for independent

Large traffic flow expected in town during Qingming holiday

The Qingming Festival, also referred to as Tomb Sweeping Day, falls on April 4th this year; the three-day holiday starts from April 2nd.    This holiday is a time for Chinese families to visit the gravesites of their ancestors to pay their respects. Large traffic flow is expected during the holiday, especially on April 4th.   The daily traffic peak during the holiday is expected to occur over the following periods: > 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; > 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   Try to avoid the following road sections at peak periods during the Qingming

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

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

Xiamen the second popular domestic destination during National Day holiday

Yundang Lake in Xiamen. (photo by 黑子)     The 2015 National Day holiday is around the corner and according to a report released by Ctrip.com, China's leading travel agency, the number of Chinese tourists who want to travel abroad during this year's "golden week" has risen by 150 percent compared with last year. Xiamen is expected to be the second popular domestic destination for individual travelers. The top three domestic destinations for group visitors are Kunming, Jiuzhaigou and Sanya. The top three domestic destinations for

552,300 international tourists stay overnight in Xiamen from January to July

    Xiamen has received 552,300 international overnight tourists from January to July this year, up by 11.95 percent compared to last year. Visits from Asia numbered 315,000, making up 57.04 percent of the international overnight tourist number, 11.04 percent higher than the same period last year; 112,700 of the visits were from Europe, contributing 20.41 percent and up by 6 percent; 96,200 were from America, contributing 17.41 percent and up by 27.31 percent; 21,000 were from Oceania, contributing 3.8 percent and up by 1.17 percent; and 7,400 were from Africa,

Xiamen named as 4th most livable city in China in 2014

    Xiamen took fourth place, one place ahead than in 2013, among 200 Chinese livable cities in 2014, according to a report released by the City and Competitiveness Research Center at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The top 10 most livable cities in China are Zhuhai, Hong Kong, Haikou, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Sanya, Zhoushan, Wuxi, Hangzhou and Suzhou. The cities are mainly located in the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and Hainan Province. The main criteria for the ranking include city construction and management, housing-price-to-income ratio, per

Gulangyu Island finishes restoration on 170 historical buildings

    As part of its effort in applying for UNESCO status, Gulangyu has restored 170 historical buildings on the islet to their original appearance and set up files for 391 buildings which are typical in ages and architecture styles for further maintenance and restoration works. The 170 buildings include 16 public houses, 137 private houses and 17 unit's self-managerial houses. 60 of them are in first-class protection while 110 are in "common" protection. The restoration work had four goals -- to maintain the building's original structure, material,

Xiamen University to implement full tourist ban for opening of new semester

     According to a new management notice issued by the Xiamen University on Wednesday, a full tourist ban will be implemented at the Siming campus from August 23rd to September 13th as the university embraces the new semester. Military training for Xiamen University freshmen will also be held at the Siming campus this year. A total of 5,000 students will take part in the military training on campus. The University will revert to its normal policy from September 14th, in which tourists are not allowed to enter its Siming campus from Monday to Friday, with

Xiamen launches monthlong crackdown to regulate tourism market

To improve the city's image and tourist satisfaction, Xiamen launched a monthlong crackdown on illegal operations in the tourism market from August 18 to September 17.    The crackdown will focus on unreasonable low prices, one-day tours in Xiamen, unlicensed tour guides, and ticket scalpers. A press conference revealed that the most-complained-about problems from tourists included fake advertising, price gouging and forced consumption.    A total of 15 specialized tasks will be deployed around Huandao Road, Xiamen International Cruise

Xiamen to develop round-the-island cruise tours with an investment of RMB 4 billion

    The Xiamen Tourism Bureau plans to invest four billion yuan on a cruise industry development project which is scheduled be implemented step-by-step in three phases. The first phase, which is expected to be implemented within two years, involves an investment of 300 million yuan to build two luxury sightseeing cruise ships -- Lujiang River Paradise and Lujiang River Express. The two ships will be used to operate the planned Lujiang River Tour and Round-the-island Tour that will feature performances, banquets and sightseeing. The second phase is expected to

Xiamen invests RMB 4 billion to develop round-the-island cruise tours

    The Xiamen Tourism Bureau plans to invest four billion yuan on a cruise industry development project which is scheduled be implemented step-by-step in three phases. The first phase, which is expected to be implemented within two years, involves an investment of 300 million yuan to build two luxury sightseeing cruise ships -- Lujiang River Paradise and Lujiang River Express. The two ships will be used to operate the planned Lujiang River Tour and Round-the-island Tour that will feature performances, banquets and sightseeing. The second phase is expected to

SuperStar Libra Starts Service from Xiamen

The longest homeport of any industry cruise ship ever in Xiamen, the SuperStar Libra will operate 3-day/2-night cruises to Penghu, Taiwan and 6-day/5-night cruises to Miyakojima and Naha, Okinawa in Japan throughout the summer and autumn.   On July 24, Star Cruises joined with the Xiamen Port Holding Group to hold a festive celebration marking the beginning of the SuperStar Libra’s homeport operation in Xiamen, China. The longest homeport of any industry cruise ship ever in Xiamen, the SuperStar Libra will operate 3-day/2-night cruises to Penghu, Taiwan and
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