BEIJING, July 28 (Xinhuanet) -- Tourism in Qinghai Province has already seen a preliminary recovery from the effects of the Yushu earthquake, according to the Qinghai Tourism Administration. Since July, large-scale tourism activities, especially the Tour of Qinghai Lake and the International Cycling Race, have promoted a high tide of tourism to the Qinghai Plateau.
|Since July, large-scale tourism activities, especially the Tour of Qinghai Lake |
and the International Cycling Race, have promoted a high tide of tourism to the
Qinghai Plateau. (Source: CRIENGLISH)
Hotels in Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, are seeing occupancy rates of over 90 percent, and the reservations still seem to have a lot of steam ahead.
According to statistics, from January to June, Qinghai received 4.5 million domestic tourists, demonstrating a 15.4-percent year-on-year increase; and 10,870 foreign tourists, up 84.3 percent. Revenues totaled 2.5 billion, up by 28.5 percent as compared with the same period last year.
An officer of the Qinghai Tourism Administration said because of the effects of the Yushu earthquake, the number of tourists fell off sharply in April and May. However, the number began to rise in June, to over 20 percent higher than the same time last year.
In addition, the tourism facilities in Yushu have been basically restored. Princess Wen Cheng Temple and Sanjiangyuan Monument have opened to the public.
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