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Wednesday, August 29, 2001, updated at 09:36(GMT+8)

China's Tourism in New Millennium
Tourist Season in Yunnan
New Air Route Linking Macao and Huangshan to Open

An air route linking Macao and Huangshan, a tourist destination in east China's Anhui Province, will be launched on August 2.

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China Dunhuang International Cultural, Tourism Festival Opens
The first China Dunhuang International Cultural, Tourism Festival opened Tuesday night in northwest China's Gansu Province, attracting more attention to the travel site on the ancient Silk Road.

China's Yunnan Vows to Clean Up Tourism Spots
Yunnan Province, a favorite tourist destination in China, is taking steps to clean up the trash left scattered about by the increasing number of visitors.

China to Host Sports Tourism Festival
The city of Wuxi will sponsor the 2001 China Sports and Fitness Tourism Festival from September 8 to 22 as an event of this year's Health Fitnessí¬China Tour, disclosed an official from State Sports General Administration, according to latest issue of Beijing Review.

Guangdong's Vibrant Tourist Trade
Guangdong is contiguous to Hong Kong and Macao, and neighbors Southeast Asia. Its advantageous geographical location makes it the window through which China and the rest of the world communicates.

Scenic Province Attracts Overseas Tourists
The scenic beauty of east China's Anhui Province is luring more and more overseas tourists.

City Ready for Global Tourists
Beijing is planning to upgrade services to welcome more tourists in the coming years.

New Air Route Linking Macao and Huangshan to Open
An air route linking Macao and Huangshan, a tourist destination in east China's Anhui Province, will be launched on August 2.

Foreign Tourists to China Over 42 Million in First 6 Months
According to China National Tourism Administration, increased foreign tourists and more tourism earnings were reported in China in the first six months of the year.

"Red Tours" Featuring Revolutionary Base
The revolutionary base of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the 1930s and 1940s in the Wutai Mountain area has become the travel agency's regular visiting site for the first time.

"Ghost City" Foresees Tourism Boom After Dam Project
In 2009, when the mammoth Three Gorges Dam is completed and reaches 175 meters tall, the whole county seat of Fengdu, known as the "Ghost City," in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, will be under the river water of Yangtze.

ROK Cultural Tourism Week Starts
The celebration of the Korean cultural tourism week starts Tuesday on the busiest street here.

Tourism Fixed Assets to Outstrip 647.3 Billion Yuan
Up to the end of 2000, the number of employees directly engaged in tourism industry has come up to 5.6415 million and the industry fixed assets reached RMB 647.362 billion yuan.

Harbin Plans Special Tourist Train for Hong Kong
The Harbin Railway Bureau in northeast China plans to run a special summer camp train for students to travel to Hong Kong and Macao.

Macao Receives 145,000 Group Tourists in May
The number of tourists in group to China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) went down 8.3 percent year-on-year to 145,000 in May, according to the latest official statistics.

Zhongguancun Promotes Tourism
With the development of its Science Park, Zhongguancun is no longer just a place name but a Beijing tourist attraction, according to the Beijing Tourism Bureau and the People's Government of Haidian District as Beijing Review reported.

Inland City Vows to Become A Key Tourism Attraction
Urumqi, capital of northwest China' s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has made it a target to build itself into a famous tourism city, sources with the regional government said.

Tourism Investment Expected At Old Revolutionary Base
Tourism in Jinggangshan, an old revolutionary base in the countryside, is expected to become an investment hot spot, given the increasing number of tourists in recent years, according to a senior local official.

China Busy Paving Way for Western Tourism
In the next five years, more and more fascinating tourist destinations will appear in western China due to the convenient transportation condition.

Lijiang to Build World-Class Tourism Area
Lijiang County in Yunnan Province is building a "Cultural Tour Area" in the Lijiang Ancient City, an eastern"Resort Tour Area" at snow-covered Yulong Mountain, and a western "Ecological Tour Area" at the Laojun Mountain, according to the latest Beijing Review.

Macao Receives 131,000 Group Tourists in April
A total of 131,000 tourists in group visited China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) in April, down 5.1 percent from a year earlier, according to the latest official statistics.

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