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Xinjiang's Kashgar enjoys prospering B&B business thanks to greater social stability

(People's Daily Online)    13:05, January 03, 2020

The ancient city of Kashgar (Photo/Xinhua)

Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has seen a boom in the development of bed & breakfast (B&B) businesses in recent days, as the city enjoys an increasingly prosperous tourism industry brought by social stability.

B&B hotels have been springing up in the city, especially in Kashgar’s ancient city - a top rated tourist site in China - since the beginning of 2019. So far, a total of over 40 such hotels have been established there, offering more than 300 beds to tourists.

Lanyuanzi, or Blue Yard in English, is one of the first B&B hotels built in the ancient city of Kashgar. After it opened in October 2018, the Mediterranean-styled hotel became a sensation on Chinese social media. According to Xu Ping, the manager of the hotel, the rooms were always fully booked in summer, and the city was constantly packed with tourists.

By the start of last December, Kashgar’s ancient city had received 1.4 million tourists, up 60 percent from a year ago. "I like this place very much," said Huang Jingye, a visitor from Hong Kong, adding that the people there are also very friendly.

Xu said that the B&B business in Kashgar enjoys great prospects, explaining that it saw accelerated development last year, and will surely attract more tourists in the future.

Statistics indicated that in the first 11 months of 2019, Kashgar received 14.8 million tourists, up 63 percent year-on-year, and its tourism revenue grew by 69 percent to 14.8 billion yuan.

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