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Anhui adds momentum to tourism boom


Published on Jul 22, 2011

Authorities in Anhui province, eastern China, are feeding the regional tourism boom with a new development plan.

Home to the Huangshan Mountains (pictured), the province has witnessed sharp increased in overseas visitors in recent years. In 2010, arrivals breached the one million mark,  up 27% on the previous year. Speaking to China Daily, Hu Xuefan, head of Anhui Provincial Tourism Administration, attributes booming tourism to the development of new tourist facilities, improved transportation and better services.

The Administration released a new five-year tourism development plan this week which aims to continue the development of Anhui into an international tourist destination. Anhui province plans to invest CNY300 billion (US$46.4 billion) in about 200 tourism projects and expects to receive more than five million overseas tourists by 2015.

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