Posted On 2015/06/18 By In China Domestic, Chinese Perspective, China Inbound, News, Diversity, Destinations, Holidays With 396 Views

Expanded Train Routes to bring 100,000 more Tourists to Xinjiang

A total of 100 railway lines will link Xinjiang to the rest of China this year, which is expected to bring 100,000 more visitors to the autonomous region, local tourism authorities and China Railway Group jointly announced on Wednesday.So far there are 23 rail lines connecting Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region with 16 major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. China Railway Group said it will increase such lines to 100 as the country promotes silk road-themed travel this year.

More than 7.2 million domestic tourists visited Xinjiang during the first quarter of this year, up 9.29 percent from the same period a year ago, according to official data.

The autonomous region saw 49.5 million tourists last year, a 4.9 percent decline due to a string of terrorist attacks in the same period.


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Article: Global Times / Image: Ken Power

A total of 100 railway lines will link Xinjiang to the rest of China this year, which is expected to bring 100,000 more visitors to the autonomous region, local tourism authorities and China Railway Group jointly announced on Wednesday.So far there are 23 rail lines connecting Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region with 16 major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. China Railway Group said it will increase such lines to 100 as the country promotes silk road-themed travel this year. More than 7.2 million domestic tourists visited Xinjiang during the first quarter of this year, up 9.29 percent from the same period a year ago, according to official data. The autonomous region saw 49.5 million tourists last year, a 4.9 percent decline due to a string of terrorist attacks in the same period. Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: Global Times / Image: Ken Power

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Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds two Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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