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Hubei Province embraces high-quality development in tourism

Source: hubei.gov.cn 07/20/2018 04:07:42

In the first half of 2018, Hubei Province received a total of 349 million tourists from home and abroad and achieved a tourism income of 298.97 billion Yuan, with the year-on-year growth of 15.2% and 17.3% respectively, according to statistics released by Hubei Provincial Commission of Tourism Development on July 19.

The first half of 2018 witnessed the high-quality development of Hubei’s tourism. The tourism revenue in Hubei enjoyed the higher growth than the number of tourists. Hubei’s tourism consumption per capita increased from 877 Yuan to 913 Yuan.

Tourism investment also maintained a good momentum. In the first six months, there were 801 tourism projects under construction in Hubei, with a total investment of 50.374 billion Yuan. This year, 108 new tourism projects were inked, with a total investment of 342.165 billion Yuan, of which 12 projects exceeded 10 billion Yuan.

Hubei Province received an increased number of tourists from both home and abroad. In the first half of the year, there were 1.922 million inbound tourists, and foreign exchange income was 1.07 billion US dollars, with the year-on-year growth of 7.5% and 8.3% respectively. Moreover, 347 million domestic tourists were received and the tourism income was 291.573 billion Yuan, with the year-on-year growth of 15.2% and 17.5% respectively, ranking second in central China.(hubei.gov.cn by Zhang Yawei)